This Stinson Model A is ownerd by the
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.
Apparently, there are two "Stinson Trimotor Airliners", a high-wind and low-wing; this plane (obviously) is an example of the low-wing model.
In another example of the power of the World-Wide-Web, a few months after I posted this page on my web site, I got a wonderful e-mail from a fellow named Doug Lutz. He wrote that in his youth, he was part of a team of forest fighters in Alaska that had saved this particular plane from destruction, and would I be interested in hearing more about it? Oh yes, and there's a photograph from 1968, too. I immediately replied with a resounding "yes". In his reply, Doug sent both a wonderful recounting of events in 1968 that introduced him to this plane, as well as a JPEG photograph of the plane and the firecrew that saved it. In a second message, he agreed to let me include his story and photographs as part of this site.
The photograph from 1968 and a recent picture of a Stinson Model A scale-model that Doug owns are below. Doug's story is on it's own page.
Doug is an avid collector of information about the Stinson A low-wing planes. If you are interested in finding out more about the planes, or have anything to share about them, please drop him a note.
These photographs were taken at the 1998 EAA Oshkosh Fly-In (aka "AirVenture").
A note about the photographs: if a thumbnail picture is a link, clicking on it will load an image approximately 500x300 pixels large (~60Kb). Under some thumbnails is the word "huge". Clicking there will load the original scanned image of about 800x500 pixels at JPEG 75% quality (~200Kb).
Photo's Below Courtesy of Doug Lutz.