About the 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.

Gift of William A. Helsell.


Engine  Lycoming 300 hp
Top speed at sea level 185 mph
Cruise at 7,500 feet 175 mph
Landing speed with flaps 45 mph
Empty weight  1850 lbs designed
Gross weight (maximum) 3165 lbs