Curtiss JN-4D “Jenny”

The Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, and its Canadian counterpart the JN-4 ‘Canuck’ were the first aircraft produced in large numbers and widely used as trainers during the First World War. After the war many Jennys were purchased by private pilots.

  • Wingspan: 13.29 m
  • Length: 8.33 m
  • Powerplant: 1 x Curtiss OX-5 V8 engine (67 kW)
  • Maximum Speed: 121 km/h
  • Cruise Speed: 97 km/h
  • Range: 240 km
  • Crew: 1
  • Passengers: 1


Excerpt from Alberta Aviation Museum – 30 Years of Progress

Jack Johnson, an Edmonton-based airline captain acquired the aircraft in 1977 and began a meticulous twenty-year project to bring the Jenny to flying condition. By 1998 he had fully restored it, and he few it at airshows until 2009. At the time, it was the oldest flying aircraft in Canada.


You can learn more about this aircraft by purchasing a copy of our 30th Anniversary Souvenir Book or by visiting the museum today!

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny exhibit. Aircraft Identification Number: 3792

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