A Family Affair

Kurt Bromschwig brings his D17S Staggerwing next to Steve Oxman’s Twin Beech photo plane for a family portrait.Photography By Russell Munson
The original Model 35 Bonanza wind tunnel models are on display in the Bonanza/Baron building.Photography By Russell Munson
Night at the recently completed Beech Center.Photography By Russell Munson
On display in the Walter H. Beech hangar are oil portraits of the original Dynamic Duo of general aviation, Walter and Olive Ann Beech.Photography By Russell Munson
**The G17S Staggerwing on display at the Beech Center is about as perfect a restoration as you’ll find. The multi-talented Jim Younkin did the handiwork along with Ray Keasler. Steve Parker of Odessa, Texas, donated his aircraft, serial num?Photography By Russell Munson
Julie Clark flew a beautiful dusk airshow in her famous T-34.Photography By Russell Munson
**Instrument panel of Beechcraft serial number one, a 1932 Staggerwing 17R of which two were built. Powered by a 420 hp Wright Whirlwind, the ship met its design performance goals of a 200 mph top speed and stall speed of 60. Such performan?Photography By Russell Munson
**The Bonanza/Baron hangar has a wide range of aircraft from a straight 35 Bonanza to a V35B; a world circling Bonanza 3; a rare Super V; Travel Air; Baron; Twin Bonanza; Starship; and many more. In the foreground is a cutaway V35B.Photography By Russell Munson
In addition to Travel Air biplanes and Staggerwings, the Walter H. Beech hangar has many historical artifacts including a cutaway Staggerwing.Photography By Russell Munson
That’s not Johnny Cash in the back of the T-34. It’s Bob Burns, the Beechcraft Heritage Museum photographer, and his father didn’t name him Sue.Photography By Russell Munson
Robert Parish flies the immaculately restored Parish family D18S up close and personal for the camera.Photography By Russell Munson
The T-34 Owners Association descended on Tullahoma in force including many of the famed Lima Lima formation demonstration team.Photography By Russell Munson
Bob Siegfried flew his Stearman down from Chicago, and it seemed to be in the air more than on the ground throughout the fly-in.Photography By Russell Munson
**The first and last versions of the Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing. In the foreground sits the very first Beechcraft, a 17R serial number one looking just as seductively dangerous today as it did in 1932. In the background is Big Red, Dub?Photography By Russell Munson
Flying weather was excellent for the last three days of the fly-in, and the sound of engines, especially radial engines, resonated deeply within the central nervous system of everyone within earshot.Photography By Russell Munson
Members of the T-34 Owners Association fly an impromptu tribute to the museum.Photography By Russell Munson
A Twin Beech D18S drops down on short final.Photography By Russell Munson
**A 1938 F17D, serial number 250, prepares to land. Powered by a 330 hp Jacobs L-6, the F17D was built from 1938 through the beginning of WWII. The E, F and D-17 Staggerwings differed mainly in their engines. Suffix letter L designated the ?Photography By Russell Munson
Oil and radial engines: it is either pouring in or dripping out, or both. But when you hear one start up, all is forgiven.Photography By Russell Munson