Antique/Classic/Contemporary Scrapbook #1


1943 Beech D17S Staggerwing

All of these aircraft were manufactured between 1928 and 1943. World history during this time frame included the Great Depression and the beginning of World War II. What’s interesting to note is that the aviation technology that existed in this decade and a half span changed so much… from fabric covered biplanes to monoplanes made exclusively of aluminum and other metals.

Here’s the first part of a multi-part feature of the wide variety of designs and designers who made (what is called) “The Golden Age of Aviation” such a fascinating time. Of course, most of us were’t around back then, during the years between the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II, but we can still marvel at the achievements made. That these aircraft, seventy or more years old, still survive today is amazing. Since most of the aircraft in these photos are still airworthy, even more awe is in order towards the owners and operators of these treasures. Here’s some true aviation history in these photos, we hope that you learn more about our aviation heritage by noting the names, dates and producers of these grand aircraft.

Don’t forget to check in often for the next volume!

1937 Spartan 7W

1937 Aeronca KC

1936 Stinson A

1936 Rearwin 8500

1936 Monocoupe A

1936 Lockheed 12A


1932 Pitcairn PA-18

1932 Fairchild 22 C7B

1932 DH-83C Fox Moth

1932 Comper CLA-7 Swift

1931 Stinson Jr. S

1931 Pilgrim 100B

1930 Laird LC-1B-300



1929 Travel Air 4-D-4

1929 Travel Air S-6000-B

1929 New Standard D25

1929 Hamilton H47

1929 Ford 4 AT E

1929 Curtiss Wright Travel Air 4000

1929 Bellanca CH300 Pacemaker

1928 DeHavilland DH-60-GM

1943 DeHavilland DH-98B Dominie

1941 Stearman A75N 1 

1940 Howard DGA-15P

1940 Fairchild 24W-41A

1939 Spartan 7W

1929 Junkers JU52 3mg4e

1939 Cessna C-165


Ken Kula

Assignment and Content Editor, writer and photographer A New Englander all of my life, I've lived in New Hampshire since 1981. My passion for all things aviation began at a very early age, and I coupled this with my interest of photography during college in the late 1970s. I spent 32 years in the air traffic control industry, and concurrently, enjoyed my aviation photography and writing adventures, which continue today. I've been quite fortunate to have been mentored by some generous and gifted individuals. I enjoy contributing to this great site, and working with some very knowledgeable and equally passionate aviation followers.

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