Beech 17 Staggerwing…part 1

This former US Navy GB-1 (what the  USN VIP transport Staggerwings where called) visited Springfield August 3. Pictures taken August 4 will posted in part 2 of this series of 2 next Thursday. I was privileged by pilot Pat Napolitano to photograph it on the ground the overcast early afternoon when it arrived and the sunny morning when it took off. I did not obtain any photos of the panel or interior other than what you see here. I  didn’t want to inconvenience the cordial visitor. Pictures are presented here in thumbnail format. Click on any for the full picture. If you have questions, additional information about this aircraft or questions, please contact photographer Job Conger at AeroKnow Museum, Springfield, Illinois — akm@eosinc.com  Sincere thanks to Pat Napolitano, Regional Service Representative for MidContinent Instruments + Avionics of Wichita, Kansas for courtesies extended to yours truly and AeroKnow Museum.

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