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Aircraft Make & Model:
Stinson A
MTOW:
10,200 lb.
Range:
Speed:
160 mph
Seats:
8 passengers
Length:
37 ft.
Wingspan:
60 ft.
Height:
12 ft.
Engines:
3 Lycoming R-680
HP or Thrust:
260 hp
No. flown by DL:
3 purchased new from Stinson at $34,000 each
RoutesFlown:
Fort Worth, Texas, to Charleston, South Carolina (Air Mail Route 24)
Advantages:
Drawbacks:
First Delivery:
June 22, 1935
First Scheduled Service:
July 2, 1935
Reason Aquired:
To begin night flight operations. Faster and more comfortable than the Stinson T.
Last Retirement:
March 31, 1938
Reason Disposed:

Narrative:  Stinson A 1935-1938

  • Delta's first aircraft with retractable landing gear.
  • Delta's first aircraft to include a co-pilot, who was called a "handyman" at the time.
  • Flew Delta's first night service.
  • Interior of the "sound-proofed cabins" featured Delta's first reclining seats upholstered with leather-edged whipcord.
Pictures
  • Stinson A in Monroe LA artwork
  • Stinson_A
  • Stinson_a_interior
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