The United States Spartan Executive Model 7W was the most popular and well-known aircraft produced by the Spartan Aircraft Company during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Designed for a wealthy clientele, the Model 7W was produced with a number of trend-setting features, gaining considerable attention from the world's wealthiest individuals.
Designed for comfort, the interior of the 7W was large and spacious featuring 18 inches of slide-back seat room for front-seat passengers, arm rests, ash trays, dome lighting, deep cushions, cabin heaters, ventilators, extensive soundproofing, large windows, and interior access to the 100lb-capacity luggage compartment. Built during the Great Depression, the Executive 7W was the brainchild of company-founder William G. Skelly of Skelly Oil who desired a fast, comfortable aircraft to support his tastes and those of his rich oil-executive colleagues. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartan_Executive
The sound of 2 Spartan Executive 7W aircraft (NC17615 and NC17633) taking off prior to displaying at Little Gransden, recorded August 2009. At the time of recording, these were the only 2 examples of this type in the UK.
The sound of 2 Spartan Executive 7W aircraft (NC17615 and NC17633) displaying at Little Gransden, recorded August 2009.
Spartan Executive 7w, July 2010. Recorded at an airshow at the Shuttleworth Collection.