Fairchild 22C-7A  N2816                                (c/n 1053)


                                          Developed from the earlier Fairchild Rover-powered C-7, the parasol-winged C-7A  had an
                                          inverted American Cirrus Engines power plant up front developing some 95 hp.     About two
                                          dozen of them appear to have been built before being superseded by the C-7B.  This restored
                                          example was at Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Southern California in September of 1960.   It
                                          still exists and is now at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automotive Museum at Hood River,