About Gee Bee Sportsters Models D and Y
It’s quite a sight when Gee Bee Sportsters Models D and Y fly over grass airfield and the Gee Bee factory in Springfield, Mass. Prints are co-signed by Paul Granville.
History of Gee Bee Model D, Sportster
Completed after the first Model E was delivered, the inline Menasco powered Model D introduced the fully designed landing gear of the later record breaking Gee Bee racers. Fully aerobatic, this Gee Bee aircraft also won many races in its class. The top speed was 150 mph, 125 hp Menasco C4 Pirate engine. It was built at Springfield, Mass. Airport.
History of Gee Bee Model Y, Senior Sportster
Winner, Aerol Trophy Race at 1931 National Air Races with Springfield, Mass. aviatrix Maude Tait at the controls. A former schoolteacher, Ms Tait was the first woman to be granted a transport pilots license in New England. The speedy Gee Bee Model Y outperformed military aircraft of the period with its big 450 hp Pratt & Whitney Wasp C engine. It was also built at Springfield, Mass. Airport.
Gee Bee Sportsters Prints
These 18″ x 24″ prints are available in Limited Edition sizes of 500 Signed & Numbered and 50 Artist Proofs.