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Avanti-Era Corporate Plane


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The corporate aircraft used by Studebaker Corporation executives during the Avanti era was a:

1)  Douglas DC3  2)  Boeing 247  3) Convair CV240  4) Douglas DC6  5) Howard 250 Lodestar   6) De Havilland DH 114 Heron

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6 minutes ago, wapanzica said:

It was a Howard 250 

Howard 250 is the correct answer

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11 hours ago, Desert Driver said:

Dunno. In John Hull's "Avanti Operation Airlift", Sherwood Egbert had Board permission to purchase a Beech Queen Air at a cost not to exceed $185,000. The Queen Air from that era looks more like the photo above than the Howard 250. 

Yes, the window configuration in the picture looks similar to that of a Queen Air...

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  • 2 weeks later...

In John Hull's book "Studebaker Avanti Operation Airlift", the plane pictured that accompanied the Fairchild C82 carrying the two Avantis,and that was used to shuttle Studebaker executives from city to city during " Operation Airlift" was indeed the Lodestar. The differing passenger capacity of the planes would have undoubtedly dictated usage.

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