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Louise McPhetridge Thaden Collection

Creator:
Thaden, Louise (McPhetridge), 1905-1979  Search this
Names:
Bendix Trophy  Search this
National Women's Air Derby (1929)  Search this
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
United States. Civil Air Patrol  Search this
Extent:
2.18 Cubic feet (2 records center boxes)
2.08 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Diaries
Maps
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Correspondence
Date:
1925-1949
Summary:
This collection consists of photographs, news clippings, and correspondence documenting Thaden's aviation career.
Scope and Contents:
The Louise McPhetridge Thaden Collection contains numerous newspaper and journal articles, personal letters and business correspondence, writings, photographs, and scrapbooks, all relating to her aviation career.

The National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Archives Division also holds additional materials about Louise Thaden. Biographical information can be found in the biographical fiche collection at the NASM Archives/Garber Facility. In the NASM Archives downtown facility, we recommend the Biographical Files which contain additional newspaper and journal articles, letters, memorabilia, and photographs. Please note that these files also contain microfiche.

For additional photographs please see the NASM videodisc files located at the NASM Archives Udvar-Hazy facility. The images can be seen on NASM videodisc 7B-6445 --6491 (Accession # 1989- 0132). Also check NASM videodisc 2B-46705 --46805. In most cases, there are original videodisc prints available in the NASM Archives facility downtown and copy negatives at the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Printing and Photographic Services (OPPS). Please consult a staff member for more details and about ordering procedures
Arrangement:
This collection had little original arrangement, and accordingly, has been divided into six general series according to material types.

Series 1: GENERAL. This series contains mostly journal and newspaper articles, but also includes telegrams, letters, applications, invitations, examples of commercial endorsements, membership certificates, and original race information and itineraries. It is arranged in chronological order. Significant events are highlighted. In some cases, newspaper clippings with handwritten messages have been kept for their inherent value.

Series 2: WRITINGS. This series contains samples of her various writings. It is arranged in chronological order.

Series 3: PHOTOGRAPHS. This series contains photographs. The subject matter ranges from childhood activities to award ceremonies. It is divided by two large subject groupings: first—people (arranged by general categories), second—events (arranged by date). All paperwork directly related to a particular photograph has been kept with that photograph. Please note that Smithsonian Institution negative numbers are written on the back of each photograph when applicable. Sub-topics listed in the finding aid are meant to highlight particular topics in each folder and are not intended to indicate exclusive content. Please review each folder thoroughly.

Series 4: SCRAPBOOKS. This series contains seven scrapbooks of various sizes and content and two Civil Air Patrol award certificates. The inclusive dates are listed next to the individual scrapbook. The content of the scrapbooks date mostly from 1919-1940 and contain photographs, newspaper articles, membership certificates, licenses, contestant ribbons, invitations, business cards, and cartoons about Thaden. Handling notes are listed next to individual scrapbooks in the finding aid. Please follow these notes so that the physical integrity of the object can be preserved.

Series 5: THADEN AIRCRAFT CO. AND RELATED MATERIAL. This series contains information about Thaden Aircraft Company and Herbert von Thaden. Items in this series include: newspaper and journal article, resumes, letters, photographs, and information about the All-Metal aircraft created by Herbert Thaden. This series is the only portion of the collection with any obvious arrangement and was separated into its own series for this reason.

Series 6: MISCELLANEOUS. This series contains all of the materials that do not appear to fit easily into any of the above series. The items here include undated or general journal and newspaper articles, newspapers from University of Arkansas, maps, Who's Who application, musical score, souvenir stamps, travel souvenirs, and resumes.
Biographical/Historical note:
Louise McPhetridge Thaden (1905-1979) was one of the United States foremost female aviators during the late 1920s and 1930s. She received instruction in 1927, soloing and receiving her pilot's license in 1928. In December 1928, Thaden achieved a new altitude record of 20,260 ft. In March 1929, she made a new solo duration record, 22+ hours. A month later she set a new speed record of 156 mph. Thaden was the only woman to hold all three records simultaneously. In August 1929, Thaden won the First Women's National Air Derby, commonly called the Powder Puff Derby. Three years later (August 1932), she, along with Francis Marsalis, set the new refueling duration record of 196 hours. In July 1936, Thaden set the new light plane speed record at 109.58 mph. In the same year, she also won the National Air Race, and was awarded the Bendix Transcontinental Air Race Trophy, becoming the first woman ever to receive this trophy. She set an East-West speed record in 1936, and an inter-city distance speed record and another 109.56 mph speed record in 1937.

Ms. Thaden also distinguished herself in her efforts to promote aviation safety through campaigns to mark airports more effectively. She actively sought ways to promote women in aviation through her work with the U.S. Department of Defense, Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) 1959-1961 and in her work with the Civil Air Patrol, 1949-1979. She also co-founded the Ninety-Nines, and organization of women pilots. She received numerous awards and honors throughout her life including: Harmon Trophy, Famous Aviators Wall—Mission Inn (Riverside, CA), Arkansas Aviators Hall of Fame, First Flight Society Hall of Fame, Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame, International Aerospace Hall of Fame of the San Diego Aerospace Museum, National Aviation Hall of Fame, Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, and Civil Air Patrol Distinguished Service Award and Meritorious Service Award. She was also an active writer who published an autobiography entitled High, Wide and Frightened and several journal and newspaper articles. In 1928, she married Herbert von Thaden, an aeronautical engineer and designer of several all-metal aircraft. They had two children, William and Patricia, who donated the materials found in the collection.

Personal

1905-11-10 -- Born, Iris Louise McPhetridge, Bentonville Arkansas: Roy Fry and EdnaHobbs McPhetridge

1921-1926 -- University of Arkansas

1928-07-21 -- Married to Herbert von Thaden

undated -- Children: William and Patricia

November 1979-11-09 -- Death

Professional

1926-1927 -- J.H. Turner Coal & Building Materials Company, Wichita Kansas: Sales

1928-1929 -- D.C. Warren Company, Oakland, CA (Airplane Distributor):Sales & manager

1930-1931 -- Pittsburgh Aviation Industries: Public Relations

1930-1931 -- Penn School of Aeronautics: Director, Women's Division

1934 -- US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Air Commerce: Developed & organized (with Phoebe Omlie) National Air Marking Program,

1935-1936 -- Initiated program

1937-1940 -- Beech Aircraft Corporation: Factory Representative

1941 -- Porterfield Aircraft Company: Factory Representative

1943-1948 -- Thaden Engineering Company: Purchasing Agent & Office Manager

1953-1954 -- Research & Development, Reinforced plastics, Roanoke, Virginia,

1955-1961 -- Thaden Molding Corporation: Vice President, Director, High Point North Carolina,

1961-1969 -- Thaden Engineering Company: Partner

1969-1979 -- Sole Owner, High Point, North Carolina,

Aviation Records and Races

1928-12-07 -- Altitude, First official altitude record for women in the US; 20,260 feet, Hisso180 hp Travel Air

1929-03-16 - 1929-03-17 -- Solo Duration; 22 hrs 3 minutes 28 seconds, Hisso 180 hp Travel Air

1929-04-18 -- Speed 156 mph, Wright J-5 Travel Air

undated -- Only woman ever to hold all 3 records simultaneously (Altitude, Solo Duration, & Speed)

1929-08-18 - 1929-08-18 -- Winner, first National Woman's Air-Derby; 20:02:02, average speed 135.97 mph, Wright J-5 Travel Air; Santa Monica, CA to Cleveland, OH

1932-08-14 - 1932-08-22 -- Refueling Duration, (with Francis Marsalis); 196 hrs, Wright J-6 220 hpCurtiss Thrush, "The Flying Boudoir"

1936-07-12 -- Light Plane Speed; 109.58 mph (100 km), 90 hp Porterfield

1936-09-04 -- Winner, Bendix Transcontinental Air Race; First woman to win Bendix, Wright 420 hp Beech Staggerwing CI7R; New York to Los Angeles, 14 hrs 55 minutes

1936-09-04 -- East-West Speed; New York to Los Angeles; 165.346 mph, Wright 420 hp Beech Staggerwing CI7R

1937-01-21 -- Inter-City Distance Speed; Wright 420 hp Beech Staggerwing; Detroit to Akron, 40 minutes 43 seconds

1937-05-29 -- 100 km Speed; 197.9 mph, Wright 420 hp Beech Staggerwing D17

Aviation History

1927 -- Instruction

1928-02-08 -- Solo

1928-02-28 -- Federation Aeronautique Internationale Aviators Certificate No. 6850 after approximately 5 hrs 15 minutes solo time, signed by Orville Wright

1929 -- Transport pilot License number 1943; 4th woman to earn this rating

Organizations

Delta Delta Delta (Delta Iota Chapter)

Ninety-Nines (International Organization of Women Pilots): -- Founding & Charter Member 1929-1930: First de facto President 1930-1936: National Secretary 1934-1936: Vice President 1960-1961: Amelia Earhart Scholarship Committee

1937-1938: National Aeronautic Association; National Secretary

Veteran Air Pilots

1945-1952: American Red Cross Motor Corps

OX5 Pioneers Club of America

Silver Wings

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)

1959-1961: US Department of Defense, Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS)

1960-1961: Executive Committee

1960-1961: Information Sub-committee Chairman

Civil Air Patrol 1949-1970

Lieutenant Colonel Command Pilot Search & Rescue Mission Pilot Cadet Squadron Commander Director of Cadets, Virginia Wing Director of Cadets Squadron, Cadets Middle East Region Coordinator for Women, Middle East Region National Commanders Cadet Committee 1959-1963: National Commanders Training Committee Chairman National Scholarships Committee 1970: Retired Status

League of American Pen Women, Honorary Member (Pittsburgh, PA)

Business & Professional Women, 381st (Vincinnes, IN)

Strategic Missile Wing, United States Air Force (Wichita, KS)

Honors and Awards

1936: Harmon Trophy (Aviatrix) Federation Aeronautique Internationale, Champion Aviatrix of the United States

1932: Baltimore Sunday News Outstanding Female Trophy

Famous Aviators Wall, Mission Inn, Riverside, CA

Civil Air Patrol: Distinguished Service Award; Exceptional Service Award; Meritorious ServiceAward with Cluster

OX5 Club of America, Broadwick Award --Outstanding Aviatrix

Citation: The Society of Experimental Test Pilots

Airport: Louise M. Thaden Field, Bentonville, AR

1974: The Louise M. Thaden Office & Library, Staggerwing Museum, Tullahoma, TN

OX5 Pioneer Aviators Hall of Fame

1973: OX5 Silver Wings Achievement Award

1980: Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame

1988: First Flight Society Aviation Hall of Fame, Kitty Hawk, NC

1989: Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame

1989: Recreation flight, 1929 First Women's Air Derby, 60th Anniversary, Susan Dusenbury, pilot

1991-04-05: Flying helmet taken aboard Atlantis Space Shuttle by Mission Specialist Linda Goodwin, Ph.D., NASA Flight #STS-37

1996-08: Staggerwing Beech Commemorative Tour honoring Louise Thaden, winner of 1936 Bendix Transcontinental Air Race; 60th Anniversary

1997-07: Award of Achievement, The Ninety-Nines, Inc.

1999-04: The International Aerospace Hall of Fame of the San Diego Aerospace Museum

1999-07: National Aviation Hall of Fame, Dayton OH

2003-03: Women in Aviation, International --named as one of the "100 Women Who Made a Difference" in the history of aviation, 14th annual conference

Louise Thaden Woman of the Year Award --Annual presentation by Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce at the NW AR Business Women's Conference, began 2000

2000-03: Women in Aviation, International Pioneer Hall of Fame
Provenance:
William Thaden, gift, 1983, XXXX-0006, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Periodicals  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Diaries
Maps
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Correspondence
Citation:
Louise McPhetridge Thaden Collection, Acc. XXXX-0006, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0006
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Events: 1937 – 1962

Collection Creator:
Thaden, Louise (McPhetridge), 1905-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
--Women's Derby, 1950 --DACOWITS convention, 1959 --First Jet Flight, with son, 1960 --Civil Air Patrol, 1959 – 1960 --Visit to Beech Aircraft Corporation, 1960
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Louise McPhetridge Thaden Collection, Acc. XXXX-0006, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Louise McPhetridge Thaden Collection / Series 3: Photographs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Events: 1963 – 1975

Collection Creator:
Thaden, Louise (McPhetridge), 1905-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
--Visit to Beech Aircraft Corporation, 1963 --Staggerwing Museum, 1974
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Louise McPhetridge Thaden Collection, Acc. XXXX-0006, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Louise McPhetridge Thaden Collection
Louise McPhetridge Thaden Collection / Series 3: Photographs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Newspaper Articles

Collection Creator:
Scott, Blanche Stuart, 1889-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1911 - 1955
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Blanche Stuart Scott Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0062-ref13
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Scrapbook Pages

Collection Creator:
Scott, Blanche Stuart, 1889-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbook includes Early Bird Membership Certificate and 1939 Air Races program signed by Early Birds.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Blanche Stuart Scott Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0062-ref28
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Booklet, Frank E. Hedrick, "Pagentry of Flight: The Story of Beech Aircraft Corporation"

Collection Creator:
Bendix Corporation.  Search this
Bendix Aviation Corp  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1967
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Bendix Air Races Collection, Acc. NASM.1988.0115, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Bendix Air Races Collection
Bendix Air Races Collection / Series 5: Bendix Corporation, Miscellaneous / Bendix Trophy Races, Miscellaneous (4 of 5)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0115-ref731

Correspondence of Glenn Knabenshue regarding A. Roy Knabenshue

Collection Creator:
Knabenshue, A. Roy (Augustus Roy), 1876-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1965 - 1969
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0136, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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A. Roy Knabenshue Collection / Series 1: Personal / 1.3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Beech Aircraft Corporation, press release, brochures, article and photographs

Collection Creator:
Fairchild Aircraft Corp  Search this
Container:
Box 285, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0060-ref2500

Beech Aircraft Corporation, 1966-1976. Correspondence mostly concerns Beech aircraft and exhibits on Beech history.

Collection Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 73
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 330, National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Series 1: General Correspondence, 1965-1976. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Beechcraft Model 17 Photographs

Creator:
Beech Aircraft Corp  Search this
Names:
Beech Aircraft Corp  Search this
Beech, Walter  Search this
Extent:
1.54 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box) (1 records center box))
1.46 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1930-1940
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains a pictorial history of the development, design, manufacture, shipment, and delivery of Beech Model 17s. The material consists of photos showing details of engineering drawings, assembly parts and process, completed aircraft on line and in flight, and advertising art.
Biographical / Historical:
The Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, KS was founded in 1932 by Walter Beech. The first aircraft produced by the company was the Model 17, a four- or five-place cabin biplane with pronounced negative stagger. This feature made the type one of the most recognizable aircraft of the 1930s and earned it the name "Staggerwing." The first Staggerwing flew on 4 November 1932 and broke 200 mph, faster than most current military aircraft. Larger engines, retractable landing gear, and aerodynamic modifications improved performance, so that by 1939 the aircraft cruised at 200 mph with top speeds in the 250 mph range. During World War II the Staggerwing served in the United States military as the UC-43 (Army Air Force) and GB (Navy) and in the British Royal Air Force as the Traveller. Following the war, Beech briefly marketed the G17S as the final production Staggerwing.
Provenance:
Beech Aircraft Corp., gift, 1985, XXXX-0196
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Beech 17 Staggerwing, General  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0196
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0196

Beechcraft 35 Bonanza

Manufacturer:
Beech Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Materials:
Fuselage and wings: all metal.
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 ft. 3 in. × 35 ft. 8 in. × 25 ft. 2 in. (2.21m × 10.871m × 7.671m)
Wingspan: 10.871 m (35 ft 8 in)
Length: 7.671 m (25 ft 2 in)
Height: 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in)
Weight, empty: 738 kg (1,625 lb)
Weight, gross: 1,750 kg (3,858 lb)
Top Speed: 294 km/h (184 mph)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1947-1981
Credit Line:
Gift of Beech Aircraft Corporation Engine: Gift of Jim Waldron and the American Bonanza Society Aircraft
Inventory Number:
A19500080000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b75a8607-9f81-40d6-86c0-40bf8683678f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19500080000
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Tank, Oxygen, Apollo

Manufacturer:
Beech Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Materials:
Tank: Iconel (nickel-steel alloy)
Insulation: fibreglass, paper matting and aluminum foil
Dimensions:
3-D: 92.4 x 67.4cm, 36.1kg (36 3/8 x 26 9/16 in., 79 1/2lb.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Electrical Power
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A20050007000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9631e4a05-44b2-42b5-9c33-b372e43b8d36
EDAN-URL:
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Globe Swift GC-1A

Manufacturer:
Globe Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Materials:
Overall: Metal
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 8.9 m (29 ft 4 in)
Length: 6 m (19 ft 7in)
Height: 1.9 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight, empty: 483 kg (1,062 lb)
Weight, gross: 712 kg (1,570 lb)
Top speed: 217 km/h (135 mph)
Engine: Continental C-85-12, 85 hp
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Date:
1946
Credit Line:
Gift of Ludlow (Pete) King, III.
Inventory Number:
A20050369000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d14afae4-60c4-4d6c-88ee-b69ba35ac69d
EDAN-URL:
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Continental Engine, Beech 35 Bonanza, Horizontally Opposed 6 Engine

Manufacturer:
Continental, Inc.  Search this
Materials:
HAZMAT: Magnesium
Steel
Copper
Rubber
Wood
Aluminum
Paint
Ceramic
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1947
Credit Line:
Gift of Beech Aircraft Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19500080007
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Model, Static, Beechcraft 35 Bonanza "Waikiki Beech"

Manufacturer:
Topping Models Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Wood, metal, plastic
Dimensions:
Approximate: 12.7 × 48.9cm, 0.66m (5 in. × 19 1/4 in. × 26 in.)
Type:
MODELS-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Beech Aircraft Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19560062000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Model, Static, Beech AT-7 Navigator

Model Maker:
Herbert D. Hartwick  Search this
Materials:
Wood - structure, tires
Metal - covering, propellers, landing gear, engines, antennas
Dimensions:
Model: 20.3 x 66 x 90.8cm (8 in. x 26 in. x 35 3/4 in.)
Type:
MODELS-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1956
Credit Line:
Model by Herbert D. Hartwick Gift of Beech Aircraft Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19610158000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9034e2683-599b-48b5-ad15-61206761ea9e
EDAN-URL:
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Model, Static, Beechcraft Queen Air 65

Materials:
Airframe - wood
Landing gear-doors, wipers, hinges - metal
Windscreen - clear acetate
Antenna - nylon
Tires - rubber
Dimensions:
Model: 27.9 x 62.2 x 87cm (11 in. x 24 1/2 in. x 34 1/4 in.)
Type:
MODELS-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1961
Credit Line:
Gift of Beech Aircraft Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19620023000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Business Aviation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9fd467cdc-8fd7-493d-a94a-7eaab7d7ffea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19620023000

Beechcraft King Air 65-90

Manufacturer:
Beech Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Materials:
fuselage - aluminum alloy semi-monocoque
wings - cantilever aluminum alloy with magnesium ailerons
tail - catinliever all-metal
landing gear - retractable tricycle
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 13.98m (45 ft 10 in)
Length: 10.8 m (35 ft 6 in)
Height: 4.4 m (14 ft 8 in)
Weight, empty: 2,576 kg (5,680 lb)
Weight, gross: 4,218 kg (9,300 lb)
Top Speed: 448 km/h (280 mph)
Engine: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-6A, 550
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Date:
1965
Credit Line:
Gift of Raytheon Aircraft Corporation
Inventory Number:
A20000795000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv922f847f3-a0ac-430c-842b-c67b57a108bc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20000795000
Online Media:

Badge, Security Officer, Beech Aircraft Co.

Materials:
Overall: Chrome Steel
Dimensions:
3-D: 4.5 x 1.3 x 7cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19950486000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
General Aviation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv96634c238-c00e-4be7-a174-49224fce4785
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19950486000

Badge, Identification, Beech Aircraft Co.

Materials:
Ferrous Alloy
Paint
Paper
Ink
Synthetic Fabric
Adhesive
Dimensions:
3-D: 10 × 1.3cm (3 15/16 × 1/2 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19950487000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98a47e0e2-ecbe-40fe-ac98-dd9bea889de2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19950487000
Online Media:

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