4572 Claire Chennault, Addison, TX 75001 | 972-380-8800 | Hours: Fri-Sat: 10am - 4pm, | Admission: Adults: $12, Seniors & Military: $8, Children(4-12): $6




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It was the Golden Age of Aviation and aircraft were all the rage and new aircraft companies were formed to meet the demand. The Travel Air Manufacturing Company was one of these companies and was established in 1925 by Walter Beech, Clyde Cessna and Lloyd Stearman each of which who would go on to become icons in the aviation community. The company began manufacturing biplane trainers and sport aircraft.

Travel Air 4000 N6425, Serial No. 766


The first production model, the 1000 series was conventional biplane, with staggered wings braced with N-struts, a fabric covered steel tube fuselage with tandem seating and provisions for two passengers in the front seat. The 1000 series was powered by the  Curtis OX-5 liquid cooled v-8 engine. The 1000-4000 series aircraft are similar in design and differ mainly by the type of engine installed. The 2000 series was powered by a Curtis C-6, liquid cooled inline 6-cylinder engine and the 3000 series also by a liquid cooled V-8 engine, built by Hispano-Suiza. The 4000 series was the first in the series to be powered by radial engines and was available in horsepower ranging from 100 to 300 hp depending on the engine installed.


The Travel Air Company enjoyed tremendous success, but in 1929, in the face of the Great Depression, orders for new aircraft plummeted. The Travel Air Company now unable to pay its bills was acquired by the Curtis Wright Company. In its short five-year history, Travel Air produced 1,300 to as many as 1,800 aircraft; the exact number is not known since no official company production records are known to exist. Travel Air and earned a reputation for building dependable, well designed aircraft.




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The Cavanaugh Flight Museum's Travel Air 4000 is not currently on display.


ENGINE Lycoming R-680-9 air-cooled radial, 300 hp
WING SPAN 34 feet 8 inches
LENGTH 24 feet 2 inches
HEIGHT 8 feet 9 inches
EMPTY WEIGHT 1968 pounds
TOTAL BUILT (All Types) 1,300 - 1,800
FIRST Travel Air BUILT 1925
NOT CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY AT Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison Airport (KADS), Dallas, Texas
CRUISE SPEED 100 m.p.h.


The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to promoting aviation studies and to perpetuating America's aviation heritage; the museum fulfills its mission by restoring, operating, maintaining and displaying historically-significant, vintage aircraft, and by collecting materials related to the history of aviation.



4572 Claire Chennault, Addison, TX 75001  [Map] (North of Downtown Dallas)

Phone Number: 972-380-8800

Hours: Friday-Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.

Admission: Adults: $12.00 Seniors & Military: $8.00 Children (4 - 12): $6.00 Children 3 & Under: Free

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