Here's the app. 1935 car with a "Travelair Speedwing J5 220 H.P.". The identical-appearing car was in the picture taken at Mt. Rushmore. Does anyone know the ownership of this car or this airplane? Is it just my imagination, or does it look like the new car was posed carefully in front of the new airplane? Doesn't it almost look like an ad out of "True" magazine, showing the latest in high-tech transportation?
Photo from collection of Floyd Nolta
Caption courtesy of George Nolta

       "This is a Security Airster S-1A, with a tail number of NC-13792. The plane was manufactured in 1933 by the Security National Aircraft Corp., owned by the designer - Winfield B. Kinner. Floyd Nolta was the 4th owner, from 1935 to 1938, when he sold it to George Jess of Orland, CA. (Jess was later killed fighting a forest fire in California.) This plane had its registration cancelled in 1948, with Duck Air Services of Portala being the ninth and final owner.
Photo from collection of Floyd Nolta
(Information courtesy of Frank Nichols, Jr.,
of the Wings of History Air Museum, San Martin, CA".

This is Floyd with one of his very old planes.
Gregg Nolta thinks it may be an OX5 Jenny.
Photo from collection of Floyd Nolta
Caption courtesy of George Nolta

This is one of Floyd Nolta's early rice planters.
We think the lady is Jesse Nolta - Floyd's wife.
Photo from collection of Floyd Nolta
Caption courtesy of George Nolta

Floyd Nolta in his "Trainer"
Can you help us to identify this airplane?
Collection of George Nolta, 4-29-06 2-6-06
Plane Probable Identification
via email from B. Paton, 5-22-06
The Floyd Nolta plane could be a Republic P43 Lancer. If he pertains to 55th Pursuit Group or if he is on delivery to China, all this will confirm the aircraft type.
Sincerely yours
B. Paton
via email from George Nolta, 10-6-06
Thanks for this new information about the mystery plane. I thought it was particularly interesting to note that the plane was never used in combat, and that it was used for training and outfitted for photography. That makes it seem logical that the plane might have been used by the First Motion Picture Unit, where Floyd was assigned during WWII. They were making training films, and taking a lot of aerial photography. This doesn't prove it, but it sure seems to fit.

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