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1937 Spartan 7W Executive NC13993

The Spartan 7W Executive is a five-place all metal monoplane that features retractable landing gear and a luxurious interior. The Executive was designed to be fast and comfortable with extensive insulation to lower cabin noise levels. Executives were used for business and personal transportation, and set a new standard for speed and style. The overall level of technology and performance was comparable to the best fighter airplanes of the day, and this was reflected in a high cost – a factory-new Executive cost $23,500 in 1937. NC13993 is the second production aircraft of just 34 built, and is the only example with a field installed control stick instead of a control wheel. It was used extensively for factory flight-testing. George Mennen used to spray aftershave into the exhaust when he flew, to help advertise his products.

Built by the Spartan Aircraft Company, Tulsa, OK. ATC # 628 granted on 2-15-37, expired 10-20-41.

Donated by: George S. Mennen, Morristown, NJ


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