Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior

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    The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Great Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period.

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    Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior Engine and Propellers

    The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Great Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period. Highlighted in this image is the engine and propellers of the Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior.

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    The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Great Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period. Highlighted in this image is the engine of the Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior.

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    Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior Fuselage

    The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Great Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period. Highlighted in this image is the fuselage of the Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior.

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    The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Great Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period.

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    Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior

    The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Great Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period.

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    Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior

    2-place parasol-wing silver and blue monoplane with 45hp Szekely SR-3 Cylinder Model O pusher engine.

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    Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior

     

    The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Great Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period.

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    Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior Engine and Propellers

     

    The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Great Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period. Highlighted in this image is the engine and propellers of the Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior.

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    Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior Engine and Propellers

     

    The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Great Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period. Highlighted in this image is the engine and propellers of the Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior.

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    Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior Engine

     

    The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Great Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period. Highlighted in this image is the engine of the Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior.

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    Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior Fuselage

     

    The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Great Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period. Highlighted in this image is the fuselage of the Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior.

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    Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior

     

    The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Great Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period.

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    Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior

     

    The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Great Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period.

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

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The Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior was a moderately priced sport aircraft produced before the Depression for the general public. Its affordability, short field capability, sturdy construction, low handling speed, and good visibility made it an easy and safe plane to fly. The Junior soon became the most popular flivver-type airplane of the early 1930s and represents a significant milestone in the "everyman" aircraft movement of the period.

Karl H. White, Walter Beech, and H. Lloyd Child designed and produced the Skeeter, later renamed the Junior, which was powered by a 3-cylinder 45 hp Szekely SR-3-O engine. The Museum's aircraft has a rich background of many years on the air show circuit performing the "Flying Farmer" routine in which a "bystander" attempts to fly the plane with comical but safe results. It was donated to the Museum in 1959.