Sweet 17

When a Staggerwing casts its spell, it can surprise even Olive Ann Beech.

Every October, the Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma, Tennessee, calls Staggerwings back; in their D17F, Alan and Patty Russell heed the call. (Arnold Greenwell)
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Someone shouts: “Who wants to fly a Staggerwing when they grow up?’

Eight-year-old John Parish III’s hand shoots up to the sky. 

James Wynbrandt is a multi-engine instrument-rated pilot who flies a Mooney M20K.

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