FS2002 Beechcraft D-17S Staggerwing. The Beechcraft model 17 was the first aircraft Walter Beech designed after he left Travelair and formed his own company, Beechcraft. A sleek cabin biplane, the Staggerwing was the Learjet of its day. Seating 5 people it is a fast plane even by today's standards. Having a top speed in excess of 200 mph when fitted with a 450 horsepower Pratt & Whitney Wasp engine it also has a very slow landing speed due to its biplane configuration. It was also one of the first commercially available aircraft with flaps and retractable landing gear.