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1933 Fairchild 24 Model C-8 - NC13191

Location: Pioneer Airport

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The Fairchild 24 C-8 is a high-wing cabin monoplane with comfortable side-by-side seating for two. Model C-8s were designed for recreation, and featured practical utility and good performance. The cabin was particularly spacious offering excellent visibility, and interior details not normally found in light aircraft of the time. The Model C-8 is the first of seventeen different Fairchild 24 series to be produced over fifteen years. N13191, the last of ten Model C-8s built, is one of two still surviving.

Built by Krieder-Reisner Aircraft, Hagerstown, Maryland, a division of Fairchild Aviation Corporation. ATC #475 issued 4-2-32, expired on 9-30-39. It is finished in black with red trim and silver pin striping.

Donated by Harold G. Scheck of East Rutherford, New Jersey.


23 ft. 2 in.


7 ft. 0 in.

Empty Weight

1,030 lbs.

Gross Weight

1,600 lbs.

Oil Capacity

2.5 gal.

Fuel Capacity

24 gal.


35 ft. 8 in.

Total Wing Area

170 sq. ft.

Cruising Range

330 miles

Cruising Speed

95 mph

Maximum Speed

114 mph

Service Ceiling

12,000 ft.

Serial Number


Price at Factory



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