first Curtiss Junior flew in 1931 and immediately gained
nationwide attention because of its unique design. The
bathtub appearance of this two-place very light aircraft
made it the subject of many jokes. Originally powered
by a 3-cylinder Szekley air-cooled engine, it had a cruising
speed of less than 50 mph. With its distinctive profile
and pusher propeller, many airshow pilots employed it
for zany flying stunts. With its large wing, light-weight
and superb visibility, it was great for aerial photography.
In 1931, they sold for $1490!
learn about the personal history of our very own Curtiss
Junior as well as comments from Kermit Weeks, please visit
our beautiful art deco facility and old-fashioned hangars.