Alaska Aviation Museum: 1931 American Fairchild Pilgrim
1931 Fairchild Pilgrim piloted by Terry Holliday flying over Talkeetna, Alaska.
The hangar watch dog.
Flying over Two Rivers, Alaska
At flight over the Tanana Valley.
A brief overview of the aircraft’s uses in Alaska. This aircraft is on the National Historic Aircraft list.
Terry Holiday polishing the horizontal stabilizer.
George Dohrman in the refinishing hangar at the museum.
Alaska aviation history of the 1931 Fairchild Pilgrim
Museum refurbishing group.
The Fairchild Pilgrim was the first U.S. aircraft to have a toilet and washbasin on board in the passenger cabin.
A view inside the passenger cabin of the birch plywood interior.
The tail section of the Pilgrim without an elevator fairing.
The stick is much longer than most aircraft control sticks.
The cockpit from above looking into the front windscreen.
The pilot cockpit is separate and above the passenger cabin.
Intake for the Pratt & Whitney powerplant.
A stream lined cockpit handle with keyed lock.
An early Alaska Airlines
This aircraft was used by Star Airlines a predecessor to Alaska Airlines
Hamilton Standard three bladed propeller.
The exhaust stack on the Pilgrim is huge.
” A bad penny always returns” a Pratt & Whitney superstition.
The mighty three bladed Hamilton Standard propeller
Chuck Miller shortly after the Pilgrim was re-declared airworthy for flight.
The finished Fairchild Pilgrim
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Rob Stapleton photographer
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