This is the second in a series of aircraft designed and built by the more than 25 aircraft companies that called Wichita “home” during the years 1919 to 1934. Some of these companies are world famous today, while many are nearly forgotten. But, thanks to the photographic artistry of pioneer aviation photographer, Edgar B. Smith (1896-1966), excellent photographs exist today of most of these early day aircraft. The photographs were printed from Edgar B. Smith’s original 8X10 inch negatives of the Robert J. Pickett Collection. Courtesy of the Kansas Aviation Museum.
Travel Air Model 5000 “Woolaroc”
Travel Air Manufacturing Company (1927) 535 W. Douglas, Wichita,KS.
Straughan Model B
Straughan Aircraft Corporation (1933) 5800 E. Franklin Road, Wichita, KS
Cessna Aircraft Company (1929) 5800 E. Franklin Road, Wichita, KS.
Stearman Model 80
Stearman Aircraft Company (1933) 3601 S. Oliver, Wichita, KS.