We've got 2 of these... which is pretty special because they are fairly rare. The SR-5 is a huge airplane... seats 5, and one of ours had the distinction as having been flown by Amelia Earhart. Its next in que, we will begin working on it full time late spring 2017. Powered by a 300 Lycoming, this airplane has a fascinating history that is just too long to list
1934 Stinson SR-5 Reliant
The Timeless TravelAir, designed by Lloyd Stearman, produced by the TravelAir Co of Wichita KS which was owned by C. Cessna, W. Beech and Lloyd Stearman (hows that for a family tree!). This Airplane was sold new to the Long Island Aviation Country Club, whose members were the very elite, to include Charles Lindberg and other Aviation greats. Originally powered by a Wright, we'll put a Lycoming 300 on it and hopefully it'll be our next ride hauler. Imagine sitting in the same seat where Lucky Lindy may have flown with Anne Morrow (his future wife!) The first picture is of the airplane new, Then converted to a duster (thats not ours, but it looked like that), now under restoration.
There's a fine line between collecting and hoarding, but either way, we've got more than a few projects waiting patiently. Here's the lineup... Two Waco GXE's, We will power these with Reliable Continental W-670 engines and wood props, There's a Waco ASO that has a fantastic history.... It started life as a Taperwing and then got converted to a Straightwing ASO to become a Crop Duster...It probably should get a Wright, but they are just too expensive, so perhaps a 300 Lyc. on this bad boy'... Theres a 1930 Stearman C3-R thats having a new fuselage built as we speak, and a 1929 B-4000 TravelAir that needs all kinds of love. I know what your thinking... Yes, we need help.