Beech B17R Staggerwing (NC14413). When the co-founder of Travel Air
left the company to pursue his own designs, Walter Beech designed this
as his first design under his new company, Beechcraft.The first Model
17 Staggerwing flew in 1932 and did not generate a lot of interest at
the time. Later redesign work led to retractable landing gear and other
features for an executive aircraft. The D17S version also saw service
with the USAAF as the UC-43. They were also flown by
the RAF, British Fleet Air Arm (FAA) and the Royal New Zealand Air
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