Rare Staggerwing Sighted at Historic Flight Center

The Staggerwing Beechcraft Model D-17 debutes at the Historic Flight Center
Rare Staggerwing sighted at Historic Flight Center // (c) 2010 Historic<br />
Flight Restoration Center.
Rare Staggerwing sighted at Historic Flight Center // (c) 2010 Historic
Flight Restoration Center.

The Details

Historic Flight Center
The newest addition to the Historic Flight Restoration Center's squadron of rare planes is the Staggerwing Beechcraft Model D-17.

The Staggerwing is so named because the upper wing staggers behind the lower wing. Originally designed as a high-speed comfortable business plane - complete with leather, wool and mohair-trimmed cabin - the Staggerwing served as a reconnaissance aircraft at Sand Point Naval Air Station in 1944.

Located in Mukilteo, a 40-minute drive north of Seattle, the Historic Flight Restoration Center offers a collection of the most important aircraft produced between 1927 and 1957, all restored and airborne again.

It's open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for youths and free for children under age five.
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