For purposes of this segment of the website, an early Spartan is defined as any airplane produced by Spartan Aircraft Company, from the founding of the company through 1935. These airplanes were all fabric covered and had many structural components made from wood.
For all of The Early Spartans, an aircraft identification system consisting of three components was used. The first element was the letter C representing the fact it was a commercial and not a military or some other type of airplane. The second element was a number indicating the total number of seats in the airplane. This ranged from 2 through 5. The third element was a number representing the engine model or horsepower associated with the airplane.