1937 Beech C17B “Staggerwing”
One of the outstanding classic aircraft of the 1930s era, the nickname "Staggerwing" was due to the unusual arrangement of the wings. Traditionally, the top wing was ahead of the bottom wing. Fast, high altitude, aerobatic, luxury appointments, this 5-seat retractable gear airplane was meant for the affluent buyer.
Engine – Lycoming 300 HP
Top speed at sea level - 185 mph
Cruise speed at 7500 feet – 175 mph
Landing speed with flaps– 45 mph
Empty weight - 1850 lbs
Gross weight (maximum) - 3,165 lbs
Gift of William A. Helsell.