Travel Air D-4000: Just for starters.

Film star Dorothy Sebastian more than ready. Photo taken around 1929.

The identity of her biplane has turned into a delicious quest to me. The shape of the wing struts; undercarriage; wing tip design and its Wright J-5 engine (the presence of the J-5’s two magnetos “humps”  just behind the Hamilton-Standard prop are evident here) say to me that this is one of those utterly diverse Travel Airs of the 1920’s.

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2 thoughts on “Travel Air D-4000: Just for starters.

  1. It was probably taken during the filming of The Mysterious Pilot (1937) a 15 part serial. But you probably already found that. I agree, probably a Travel Air 4000.

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