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Aeronca Aircraft Photo Gallery - Archives 2000-2008
Added 6/23/00
Updated 9/12/13

Here are some photos of nice Aeronca's from around the world.  

(Click on the photos for a larger version.)


September 6, 2008.  Ray Johnson sent this photo of three Indiana 11AC Aeronca Chiefs.  Left - Bryan Ruberson - Avon, Indiana; Middle - Ray Johnson - Marion, Indiana; Right - Brady Holderread - Noblesville, Indiana.  Photo taken at Glenndale Airport - Just South West of Kokomo, Indiana.

August 25, 2008.  Terry Fletcher sent this photo of a rare Aeronca.  It is a 1937 Aeronca 100, one of 24  built by the under license by the Aeronautical Corporation of Great Britain, Ltd at Peterbrough. It is almost identical to the US built Aeronca C-3 but employs a J.A.P. Model J99 engine (by J.A. Prestwick, Ltd), a British version of the Aeronca E-113C engine.

May 31, 2008.  N1132H - Aeronca 15AC Sedan - at Healy River Airport , Alaska.  Photo sent courtesy of UK photographer Terry Fletcher.  Highly modified for bush operations, this Aeronca Sedan is registered to Frederick Wallace of Healy, Alaska.

April, 2007.  Bryan Ruberson of Avon, Indiana sent this photo of his 11AC Chief, NC9526E.  The Chief was restored by former owner Paul Gould, and won the Grand Champion Classic awards at Oshkosh and Sun 'N' Fun in 2002.  The plane has won numerous other awards as well.  The 65 horsepower Continental starts easily with a rare McDowel mechanical starter.

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.

N1434H is a 1950 Aeronca 15AC restored and owned by Tom Miller of Vine Grove, KY.  Tom also restored my Chief, N86176.  The 15AC is a four seat Aeronca, powered by a Continental C-145. This photo taken at the 1998 Aeronca Convention in Middletown, Ohio.


N7577B is a rare 1957 Champion FC Tri-Traveler owned by Cliff Harkins of Houston, Texas.
I took this campground photo at Sun 'N' Fun 2000.  Power is from a Continental C-90.  This well-traveled airplane appeared
on the cover of the August 1994 issue of Vintage Aircraft magazine.

Here's another photo from Sun 'N' Fun 2000, an Aeronca Sedan, N1387H, owned by Robert Meador of Hamilton, Ohio.