Travel Air 2000 – Introduction

Walter Beech, Clyde Cessna and Lloyd Stearman were all involved in the design and production of the Travel Air 2000, which obviously resulted in a great-flying aircraft.

The Travel Air 2000 started live in 1925 as the Travel Air B but changed name 3 years later to Travel Air 2000. It soon became popular and by 1930 when production stopped, more than 1550 were built. The aircraft took over from the now aging Curtiss Jenny, and, with the V8 Curtiss OX-5 engine, was one of the most reliable aircraft of its time.

The aircraft was used by bush pilots, barn stormers and general aviation as well. Many Travel Air 2000’s are still flying to this day.


Wing Span: 34 ft 8 in (10.6 m)
Length: 24 ft 2 in (7.4 m)
Height: 8 ft 11 in (2.7 m)
Weight, Empty: 1,335 lb. (605 kg)
Weight, Gross: 2,180 lb. (989 kg)

Cruising Speed: 85 mph (137 km/h)
Max Speed: 100 mph (161 km/h)
Rate of Climb: 520 ft (158 m)/min
Service Ceiling: 10,000 ft (3,050 m)
Range: 500 milrd (805 km)
Power Plant: onr Curtiss V8 OX-5


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