Aeronca Aircraft Photo Gallery
- Archives 2000-2008
Here are some photos of nice Aeronca's from around the world.
(Click on the photos for a larger version.)
January 2007. Ray Johnson sent a new photo of his Oshkosh Grand Champion 11AC Chief, NC3469E. Be sure to click on the photo for a full-size version of this photo. This is a beautiful and very original Chief.
Aeronca 15AC Sedan at Oshkosh. This beautiful Sedan is owned by Verne Jobst of McHenry, Illinois. It was a Lindy Award Winner at Oshkosh, 1993 and was Grand Champion Classic at the National Aeronca Association Fly-In in 1992. It was restored in detail to original configuration by Paul Workman of Bedrock Aero Restorations. Featured in EAA Vintage Airplane Magazine and EAA Vintage Calendar.
Jerry Griggs of of Goddard Kansas, uses his 1937 Aeronca "K" for flight instruction and Young Eagles rides. On October 19, 2004, he soloed his 16 year old daughter, Janice Griggs in the "K". The next day, he soled her friend, Andrea Hatton. Congratulations to both girls and to Jerry! Jerry's "K", registration NC18869, was converted from the original 36 HP 2 cylinder Aeronca E-113 engine to a 65 HP Lycoming O-145 in 1970. Photos courtesy of Jerry Griggs.
August 28, 2004. Danny Niblett enjoys taking kids for rides in this beautiful Champ based as his private strip in Woodstock, Virginia. The total rebuild of this Champ was completed in 2003. It has a C-85-12 with an STC'd light weight B&C starter and gel battery, no charging system. Charge it and it will start for days of regular flying without a recharge.
April 24, 2004. Tony Markl and his "working airplane.", 7CCM Champ N6420C. Photo taken at the second annual Massey Aerodrome (MD1) Chili Fiesta Fly-In, Massey, Maryland. Massey is a great little airport - 3000 foot grass with clear approaches. Tony was featured in the May, 2004 issue of AOPA's "Pilot" magazine, page 140.
October 5, 2003. Bill Pancake's immaculate Champ, photographed at the EAA Chapter 186 Fall Fly-In in Winchester, Virginia. . Bill Pancake is THE Aeronca guru, out of Keyser, West, Virginia. This Champ features a McDowell starter, original metal wheelpants, and an 85 HP Continental. Built from a basket case, Bill fabricated many new parts, including the the fuselage, the tail feathers, many of the wing ribs, and the engine cowling.
This pretty yellow Chief belongs to Ray Johnson of Marion, Indiana. Among many other awards, it was Grand Champion Classic at the National Aeronca Association Fly-In, June 2000. Ray is an organizer of the annual Fly-In/Cruise-In event at Marion Indiana and producer of the Fly-In/Cruise-In videos.
N7577B is a rare 1957
Champion FC Tri-Traveler owned by Cliff Harkins of Houston, Texas.
Here's another photo from Sun 'N' Fun 2000, an Aeronca Sedan, N1387H, owned by Robert Meador of Hamilton, Ohio.