About Us

I wish to create a website dedicated to the Curtis Wright Junior CW-1 aircraft.  My attraction to the Junior started in my youth when I saw a Junior at the Whiteside County Airport in Rock Falls, Illinois (pictured below)  local airport fly-in.  I got a job at that local airport during high school and went to mechanics school at Spartan School of Aeronautics.  Upon graduation, I returned to my local area and got a job as a mechanic.  Guess what airplane was based there? The same Curtiss Wright Junior.  I finally got a ride in it on a cool spring morning (It flew, so we weren’t over gross, right?), and it is a flight that I will never forget.  Whenever I could see a Junior in person or read an article about one, I jumped at the opportunity.

Unfortunately, my aviation career has taken me far from the Junior, but I want to use this site to reconnect and make up for all those years.

I want to take the opportunity to converse with all the Junior owners and flyers.  I would like to hear and record all the flying stories and tales.  I would like to see all the pictures.  I offer this website as a place to meet and share the “good old times” together.

Please drop me a note, send me some pictures, and tell me the story of your involvement.  I will include them here (only if you want) and have them available for all to enjoy.  Just email me: randy@curtisswrightjunior.com.

I just wanted to let you know that there’s enough about me.  Let me hear from you.