The Stinson SR-9 Reliant was another step in the development of rugged aircraft designed to withstand the punishment of operating in harsh climates. The design is distinctive with its gull-wing profile.
- Wingspan: 12.78 m
- Length: 8.51 m
- Powerplant: 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior (336 kW)
- Maximum Speed: 285 km/h
- Cruise Speed: 238 km/h
- Range: 1,369 km
- Crew: 1
- Passengers: 3–4
Excerpt from Alberta Aviation Museum – 30 Years of Progress
Designed to meet the needs of the Ontario Provincial Air Service, the Stinson SR-9F fitted a 340 kW Pratt & Whitney Wasp Junior radial engine, a huge performance increase from the earlier models. The OPAS purchased ten SR-9s in 1938, including the museum’s, registered as CF-OAY.
CF-OAY passed through several private owners before retiring in 1985. Its final owner, C.J. McConnell donated it in 1992. Its meticulous restoration is thanks to volunteer Gerry Blacklock.
You can learn more about this aircraft by purchasing a copy of our 30th Anniversary Souvenir Book or by visiting the museum today!