This photograph shows a Travel Air Company Mystery S - Model R. Built in 1929, the Mystery S was a racing airplane designed for performance rather than comfort. The Mystery S was important because it was a decade ahead of its contemporary's in speed and maneuverability.
Creator: Beech Aircraft Corporation
This photograph of the Travel Air Company's Mystery S helps students see how far aviation technology had come by the end of the 1920s. In particular, this photo provides solid evidence that Kansans were at the leading edge of the aviation industry during the period.
KS: 7th: 4.6.A.: Entrepreneurial Kansans in the aviation industry.
Item Number: 213355
Call Number: TL.500 Tra.A R *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213355
Business and Industry - Aviation - Production - Travel Air Company
Business and Industry - Aviation - Research and development
Collections - Photograph
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1880s to 1920s (Benchmark 4) - Aviation entrepreneurs (Indicator 6) - Travel Air Company
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1880s to 1920s (Benchmark 4) - Aviation entrepreneurs (Indicator 6) - Walter and Olive Beech
Date - 1920s - 1929
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Cities and towns - Wichita
Places - Counties - Sedgwick
Thematic Time Period - Industrialization and the National Economy, 1870-1920
Transportation - Air Travel - Aeroplanes
Transportation - Air Travel - Companies - Travel Air