Airways Stinson SB-1 Detroiter C872
began passenger operations in 1927 after receiving delivery of three
SB-1 Detroiters, the first of
which is seen above. The initial route was from Minneapolis to Chicago
with intermediate stops at
La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee. The Detroiter came in two
monoplane and biplane, the latter having accommodation for
three passengers. They were built
the first three going to Northwest wherein
their c/n's also reflected their fleet numbers.
"Don't worry mate, it'll be all right!"
the pilot appears to be saying to this rather apprehensive looking
passenger as he prepares to board
biplane Detroiter # 2 from this old newspaper clipping.
Stinson SB-1 Detroiter