About the CallAir A-2

The CallAir aircraft were designed by the Call family of Wyoming in the 1940s. As working ranchers, the Call family designed and built a robust aircraft that was capable of short and rough field operations. The Port Townsend Aero Museum’s CallAir is a two place A-2 model that has been upgraded from the original Lycoming 0-290 125hp engine to a Lycoming 0-320 150hp engine. This CallAir A-2 is one of only 16 that were produced. This is the same model CallAir that Kenneth Arnold was flying when he witnessed what is generally considered the first widely reported unidentified flying object sighting in the United States, after claiming to have seen nine unusual objects flying in tandem near Mount Rainier, Washington on June 24th, 1947.

Gift of the North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum.
Photo by David Lednicer.

Maximum speed 112 mph
Landing Speed  42mph
Total produced 16 (A-2)
Gross weight 1550lb.