In 1933-1934 the third version of the popular “Fairchild 22″ series was developed by the Kreider-Reisner for normal operations by the average amateur pilot. The slender lines were made possible by the new 4 cyclinder 125 hp Menasco Pirate inverted inline engine. One of the more handsome of the parasol monoplanes it was also a rugged, good performing airplane at a very sensible price. The Fairchild 22 model C-7-B was and open cockpit parasol- type mono plane with seating arranged for two in tandem. The fly away price for this beautiful airplane from the factory was $3,450.00 (source: Juptner, Joseph P; U.S. Civil Aircraft Series Volume 5 ; 1971 AERO Publishers INC. page 235.)
Here is the Farichld 22 just prior to engine start.
Here is Jim taxing the Fairchild 22 to 34 for departure from Orcas to Concrete.
The Farichild 22 departs Orcas Island with Jim at the controls.
Fairchild 22 in flight photo taken from Museum’s Luscombe. The Menasco purred all the way to Concrete after leaning out.
Arrival at concrete.