• How To Fly Famous Flyer #1 - Beech 17 Staggerwing

    How To Fly Famous Flyer #1 - Beech 17 Staggerwing

    How To Fly Famous Flyer #1 - Beech 17 Staggerwing

    By Laurie Doering

    In collaboration with Carenado, Asobo Studios and Microsoft Flight Simulator release Famous Flyer #1 - The Beechcraft Staggerwing. The Staggerwing D17 Model aircraft offers the unique blend of art deco and modern. Born in the depths of the Depression, the plane has an aesthetic appeal that set new performance records and styles in engineering.

    The aesthetic appeal of the negative wing stagger (lower wing set 25" aft of the upper wing) improves the stall characteristics and boosts cockpit visibility. Eight different series of the Staggerwing were manufactured during 16 years of production. There were 785 Staggerwings built from 1932-1948.

    Fly this incredible ageless classic from the 1930's! This video provides the essentials to fly the Staggerwing. We fly from the Sedona Airport (KSEZ) in beautiful Arizona.

    This video sounds especially awesome with headphones!

    This aircraft is available only at Microsoft Flight Simulator in the Marketplace.


    • Range: 670 nm
    • Service Ceiling: 25,000 feet
    • Power: Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 offering 420 hp
    • Operating weight: 4,250 lbs
    • Useful load: 1,710 lbs
    • Fuel capacity: 126 gals

    Laurie Doering
    Youtube channel: The Flight Level
    Also by Laurie Doering: Remastered Wright Brothers Photos And FlightSim Historical Flight

    1. Mac6737's Avatar
      Mac6737 -
      When I was in the U.S. Navy in the 1960s, we always thought that "aft" meant towards the stern. How times change!
    1. doering1's Avatar
      doering1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mac6737 View Post
      When I was in the U.S. Navy in the 1960s, we always thought that "aft" meant towards the stern. How times change!
      Good catch! Upper and lower were reversed in the text! Now corrected in the YT description!
    1. jrdale210's Avatar
      jrdale210 -
      Indicating 200mph at 10,000 would be extremely good performance so it may be overpowered!! Nice video. Love the bounces--had many of those 1ter about 1500 hours in taildraggers.
    1. doering1's Avatar
      doering1 -
      Thanks for the visit! Yes, some very cool background history to the Staggerwing. Great that you appreciated the bounce with that heavy duty suspension.
    1. Josette's Avatar
      Josette -
      great vintage and excellent plane ( but forget AP comfort it'is not here ) get always awake about heading cap , attitude , this plane forgive very few . in fact magnificent design great and reassuring purrrr sound. I love one lot
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