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1924 Travel Air 1000, c/n 1, NC241
1929 Travel Air 4000, c/n 1295, NC367M
1932 17R, c/n 1, NC499N
1934 B17L, c/n 21, NC14409 - Collins Staggerwing
1936 C17L, c/n 100, N962W - Cianchette Staggerwing
1938 S18D, c/n 178, CF-BKO
1938 E17B, c/n 231, NC19467 - O.A. Beech Staggerwing
1939 F17D, c/n 333, NC20798
1940 D17S, c/n 395, N20753 - Parker Staggerwing
1944 D17S, c/n 6914, N35JM Munroe Staggerwing
1946 G17S, c/n B-3, N44G - "Big Red"
1946 G17S, c/n B-7, NC80308 Parker Staggerwing #2
1947 35, c/n 18, NC80418
1952 D18S, c/n A-935, N4477
1954 C-45H, c/n AF-824, N7916A
1959 Super E18S, c/n BA-453, N712JS - "Miss Maine"
Travel Air Model R "Mystery Ship" Racing Wings and Tail Group
Model 17 Gear Retraction Model
Model 17 Windtunnel Model
UC-45J Cockpit Display
1960 95-55, c/n TC-1, N9695R Kimmel Baron
1989 A-36, c/n E-2503, N9697R Reiss Turbine Bonanza
1962 D-50E Excalibur, c/n DH-326, N14VU Fabick Twin Bonanza
1961 Super V Bonanza, c/n SV-109D-549, N3124V
Cutaway Bonanza V-35B
1994 Model 2000A Starship, c/n NC-49, XA-TQF, ex-N8224Q
1999 Cianchette Lionheart , c/n 003, N985CC
UC-45J Cockpit Display
Young and old alike can enjoy sitting in either of the seats in the actual cockpit and working the control wheel, rudder pedals and engine controls. The imagination or memory then takes over and most flights end with a smile.
The UC-45J cockpit was generously donated to the Staggerwing Foundation by Mr. & Mrs. David Warren of Southwestern Aero Exchange, Owasso, OK in 1994. Bill McClure then took on the job of Chairman of the Cockpit Restoration Project and provided leadership, time and financial support. Help came from the EAA Chapter, Mufreesboro, TN to transport the UC-45J cockpit from Owasso, OK to Tullahoma, the Aerospace Department at Middle Tennessee State University to provide a work area and from MTSU Instructor Terry Dorris for his advice. MTSU student, Eric Niehoff, did a good deal of the assembly work while instruments and parts were donated by Tony Barnum, Jim Gorman and Dick Wixom.
The cockpit and aircraft were originally built by Beech Aircraft Corporation as a JRB-4 utility transport for the U.S. Navy, in January 1945, as BuA#44580, Beech c/n 8142. In June 1951 it was remanufactured by Beech for the Navy and delivered as a SNB-5 crew trainer. It was redesignated UC-45J in 1962 and in 1969 donated to Danville Jr. College, Danville, IL registered as N20003. However, it sat in a farm field in West Alexandria, OH until 1989 when Art Parks bought it and trucked it to Cincinnati, OH. David Warren then obtained it in May 1991 and hauled it to Owasso, OK.
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