The U.S. Army Air Service used the Standard J-1 during World War I for primary flight instruction. Although 1,601 J-1s were produced by four manufacturers (Standard, Dayton-Wright, Fisher Body and Wright Martin), the J-1 never achieved the popularity of the more numerous JN-4 Jenny.
The fabric covering on the fuselage has been removed to illustrate the wire-braced wooden construction typical for aircraft of that time. It also reveals the dual controls and relatively simple cockpit instrumentation. The black tank in front of the forward cockpit is the fuel tank.
This airplane was donated to the Air Force Museum Foundation in December 1962 by Robert Greiger, Oak Harbor, Ohio.
TECHNICAL NOTES: Engine: Hall-Scott A-4A of 100 hp
Maximum speed: 72 mph Endurance: 3 1/2 hours Span: 43 ft. 10 in. Length: 26 ft. 7 in. Height: 10 ft. 10 in. Weight: 2,100 lbs. loaded