1937 Spartan Executive

Steve Kates aka Dr. Sky showed up at the Reno Races for the first few days. As aircraft were arriving early so that NAHI had time to position them we spotted this Polished to the Hilt Spartan Executive come up and shut down it’s engine. What a wonderfully restored private aircraft this was!! He contacted the owner/pilot Steve and set up an interview with him and the aircraft for the following day. Below is the report including some great video shot by Joe Kates.


Here Dr. Sky speaks with owner Steve about his aircraft

Watch this video to see an insiders look into the Golden Age of Air Travel!!


Manufacturer: Spartan

Model: 7W Search all Spartan 7W

Year built: 1937

Construction Number (C/N): 11

Aircraft Type: Fixed wing single engine

Number of Seats: 5

Number of Engines: 1

Engine Type: Reciprocating

Engine Manufacturer and Model: P&w R-985 SERIES


Registration Number: N20200

Mode S Code: 50315742

Certification Class: Standard

Certification Issued: 2004-01-14

Air Worthiness Test: 1956-09-24

Last Action Taken: 2008-11-18

Current Status: Valid


Registration Type: Partnership

Address: Danville, CA 94526

United States

Region: Western-Pacific


Dave Budd

Hi..I'm Dave. Webmaster here at Photorecon. The boss also laughs and says I'm the Chief Photographer. I live in Las Vegas and I cover most of the West Coast events with Joe. I do most of the upkeep of the site.

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