This 1937 Fairchild F-24 H Is a Practical Antique and ‘AircraftForSale’ Top Pick

Modern for its day, the Fairchild could carry four at a decent pace.

The Fairchild F-24 H is a great-looking, charismatic aircraft despite its advanced age. [Courtesy: Gardner Aircraft Sales]

Each day, the team at Aircraft For Sale picks an airplane that catches our attention because it is unique, represents a good deal, or has other interesting qualities. You can read Aircraft For Sale: Today’s Top Pick at daily.

Flying a 1930s aircraft requires a certain level of commitment. However, this four-seat Fairchild F-24 was a modern machine when it left the factory in 1937 and is likely to feel largely familiar to pilots today. This restored model is especially attractive for vintage aircraft enthusiasts who like to travel in their antique mounts. This airplane would be ideal for outgoing pilots who enjoy visiting new airports and attending aviation events. 

This 1937 Fairchild F-24 H has 2,821 hours on the airframe and 31 hours on the engine. The VFR panel includes a King KMA 24 audio panel, KX 155 nav/com, and King KT 76A transponder. 

Pilots interested in an antique personal aircraft from aviation’s golden age that remains practical for transportation today and will get you invited to nearly any fly-in should consider this Fairchild F-24 H, which is available for $99,500 on AircraftForSale.

You can arrange financing of the aircraft through FLYING Finance. For more information, email

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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