1935 American Eaglet
The American Eaglet Model B-31, S/N 1111, N17007 was once owned and restored by the late Russ Anderson, AAA M-306, of Englewood, Colorado. It was sold to Dave Allyn, AAA M-9798-Life, for display in his "Wings of Yesterday" Museum at Santa Fe, New Mexico. On a visit to the APM in the summer of 1984 Dave took a fancy to the Hamilton H-47 that Jack Lysdale, AAA M-4744-A, of St. Paul, Hinnesota had donated. The APM had little opportunity or funds to restore this noble example of Alaska's Bush Plane Heritage (it was a Wien Alaska Airline airplane) and a trade was negotiated with Dave Allyn with permission of the Hamilton donor Jack Lysdale. Among the items taken in trade on the Hamilton was the American Eaglet. This is a very original model with the Szekely 45 hp, 3 cylinder engine.
The addition of N-17007 to the APM provides another fine example of the 1930's era aircraft. The fuselage side numbers no longer required must be removed to provide an authentic paint scheme.