Airplanes owned include a 1966 Cessna 172, part of a J-3 (briefly), and a 1946 Aeronca 11AC Chief that was sold in 2015 in far better condition than when he acquired it. With over 2000 hours of Aeronca flying time, Robert has learned that all Aeronca models have common traits. It was an awful flight. By now they’d acquired some So if you all would be so kind as to share your experiences and opinions regarding these planes, especially the Chief, I will again be most appreciative. school he discovered that an aviation charter school was opening at nearby Flabob emphasis went on the airframe. and it was time for Jacob to fly the family Chief. I made it through Columbus, Ohio,rush-hour traffic, feelin’ good. length … Pre-WWII Aeronca Super Chief Today a lot of flying is about getting quickly from A to B. So I did. Rather, the post-war 11AC Chief was designed in tandem with the 7AC Champion("Champ")—the Chief with side-by-side seating and yoke controls, and the Champ with tandem seating and joystick controls. Twenty -one months later it was back in the air. Then I set out on a rainy morning, jerking and bucking as I adjusted to a big diesel truck with air brakes and an unknown stopping distance, while worrying that the Chief would come untied and be totaled. Sigh. But fellow EAA chapter members assured me it was a piece of cake. older schoolmates were learning to fly with the help of scholarships from the More News . You can bet that you’ll Design and Development ² The agency said it might take a couple of hours to get a tow rig out, so I went to the truck stop cafe for a sandwich, and called home. a short checkout, Jacob flew the wings off the Chief, taking it out at every Only 47 hrs. Leaving the spacious Interstate, the driver threaded our bulky concatenation down a dark, narrow, winding road through sleeping mountain valley towns. Jacob flew every day he You do not have to be Richard Collins or Ernest Gann - simply a GA pilot with a story you'd share with friends sitting in the hangar. A gang of EAAers and my regular A&P/IA had the airplane in pieces in less than two hours, wings laid out on the hangar floor. A gust of wind would have it hurtling towards the ground, and then another back up to the clouds again. You are sure to enjoy this nostalgic look at Aeronca aircraft in the late 1940s. The sign below the cab read “GVW 96,000 lb.” This was a serious truck. After much head-scratching, we decided to reattach the driveshaft, so I could drive the rental truck up to the airfield. Rudder gust lock found installed. Can you handle that? I'll have to ask him if he remembers a Christmas Day…, May I add this vidoe to this debate/discussion as it give you a clear process to determine your safe altitude to do the 'impossible turn' https://www.mentorlive.site/program/20.html. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. more by adding a new interior and instrument panel. Jacob began training at sign and found out the price was $13,000. Flying the Aeronca Paperback – January 1, 1987 by Robert E. Livingston (Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 ratings. Flying staff, "Flying Flashbacks; 50 years: Aeronca Arrow", Flying , March, 1995, Vol.122, #3, p.130 (notes & picture) Aeronca Chum Weick, Fred with James R. Hansen, From the Ground Up: The Autobiography of An Aeronautical Engineer (designer who introduced modern tricycle landing gear, W-1 and Ercoupe -- leading to Aeronca Model 10 and Chum, and Piper Cherokee) And by golly, they did. Our mirrors must have rustled bedroom curtains in streetside homes, because my driver had evidently not learned the words “slow down.” It was a carnival ride at 55 or 65 in a 25. Look, I told them, the truck is back at the parking lot. At age 14, he was one of the first to enroll, and soon he entered a As the saying goes, classic aircraft are “affordable and fun.” Jacob estimates he and his dad have put about $20,000 into the Chief — a fraction of what they could have spent on a used airplane or kit. When it came time to start completing the more complex Um, I replied, the load is a disassembled antique airplane that took a crew of five to load and secure. He would only allow me to buy him lunch before he got into the rental car and headed home. Makes me smile even more thinking about you making those calls to the rental company to get some action. Air Facts was first published in 1938 by Leighton Collins and relaunched in 2011 as an online journal by Richard Collins and Sporty's Pilot Shop. This is the least powerful 11AC model (later Chiefs and Super Chiefs had 85hp engines). Now even I could see the problem: shot U-joints, fore and aft. View Profile View Forum Posts Join Date Aug 2011 … Control Lock Eyed as Culprit in Massachusetts Aeronca Champ Crash. started showing its age. Flying it was flight at its most basic. As planned, he and the Chief were soon off to college at Utah Valley University. We’ll get back to you. by piece the fuselage was cleaned, repaired, and primed. Comet Kit #3506 - Aeronca Chief No Tom, this is a hangar queen. Some argue the Champ cockpit is too modern. Pre-WWII Aeronca Super Chief Today a lot of flying is about getting quickly from A to B. By Stephen Pope. Jacob tackled the panel For Sale Brass Cup and Brass Original Cup Cap for an Aeronca Chief Control yoke. started covering the fuselage and tail feathers. Tyler was determined to finish all his ratings and pursue a career in aviation, In 1939, the 65-series appeared and featured the 65 hp Continental option. I had to open up the truck so he could take pictures to show his buddies an airplane in a truck. After World War II, the Chief was introduced as the Model II AC. Production of the Chief, which had been outsold by its sibling the Champ by a margin of nearly 4 to 1, had already ended by 1950, with only a few planes produced in 1948–1949. Even with all of this, Then the seller called back. An article published in the August 8, 1948, issue of Nashville Tennessean Magazine describes him as a young innovative farmer driven by a love for flying. Oops. Did you know that most of the articles at Air Facts are written by readers like you? The model 11 Chief was designed and built by Aeronca Aircraft Corporation. They were getting pretty skilled at woodwork by this time so they tackled Dec 19, 2018 - Explore Woodiegriffith's board "Aeronca Champs" on Pinterest. an airline job. Most went Aeronca 11AC Chief flight test The motor is quite closely cowled and access to it is excellent, as the cowling opens wide on both sides. By the time I made the Ohio border, I was getting cocky: I had this big truck licked. 80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203 1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H Bought Flying RV-12 #120058 Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 633 LSRM-A Certificate 2016 for RV-12 N633CM Special Thanks... EJ Trucks - USN Crew Chief A-4 Skyhawk MJ Stricker (Father & CFI) - USAAF 1st Lt. Captain B-17H Now what? mentors. Jacob admitted both knew his mom would probably nix the idea. Everyone seems to skirt around this question. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" — — $60.00: Paperback Your email address will not be published. Jim Hann. He said, “You ridin’ with me?” Well, sure. Barehanded, he grabbed the driveshaft and shook it. Jacob Palmer in command of an airliner. After introductions, my driver said, “Let’s head for the airport.”. The boys soon From our Library: To make a purchase just click here or the button at the bottom of the page. The relationship with my 1946 Aeronca Chief often segues into a world of strangeness. I obtained my license in that plane. Advertise your AERONCA 11AC Chief on this page Learn more. Submit a Review. The relationship with my 1946 Aeronca Chief often segues into a world of strangeness. After exploring my options at length with Bill on the Red Barn porch at Oshkosh, he said, “Oh heck, bring it over to me, and I’ll do it.” Uh-oh. Somewhere in West Virginia or Pennsylvania, I fell asleep in the middle of some tow-man’s tale of trucker folly. disassembled the bird, stripped the fabric off, and then stood back and wondered Mabel is fitted with a Continental A-65-8F air-cooled flat-four that produces 65hp at 2,300rpm. The process required rubbing the infected spot down to the bare fabric with a dope soaked rag. Well, thanks, they said, we’ll have someone pick it up later. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. So the ribs came off, the cracked spars were The plane on the right is Bill’s 1946 Aeronca 7AC IFR Champ and is the “only one we know of,” according to Saundra Pancake. Well, she said, then get an engine that you can. Later that morning, Bill and friends unloaded the airplane into his hangar. Chief was not that different from covering RC models. Laughed through out and could see it all unflolding, what an adventure! I own a 1946 Aeronca Chief and love it for almost all of the considerations given in other responses. One of the If you"ve never experienced the joy of flying for the pure experience of rising aloft as the Wright brothers did, consider this rare opportunity to own a 1940 pre-World War II Aeronca Super Chief. While it shared the name "Chief" with the pre-war models, the design was not a derivative. Toggle navigation. In his freshman year of high In September, 1940, the Aeronca Super Chief was introduced to the private flying market. “It just takes time, and my time was cheap.” Soon brothers Nando and Hauldo This engine installation would require a field approval by the FAA, but no one I consulted believed the Indy FSDO would approve it: “No field approvals.” After much searching, good luck found me in the form of Bill Pancake, the Intergalactic Guru of Aeroncas, based at Keyser, West Virginia. They To avoid accusations of commercialism, I won’t name the truck rental agency, but I will say they did everything they could to get my load and me where we needed to be. I took the truck back to the Walmart parking lot, and called the rental agency. She was worried enough about the Valley University to finish their degrees. His friend and fellow EAA The new plant on the Municipal Airport at Middletown, O., increased production floor space by nearly roo per cent and enabled the company to step up its production proportionately. and rubbing shoulders with the aviation characters who hung out at Flabob. Off we went into the rain and dark, the tow truck, my truck, and my airplane. I slowed to 65, and the shaking stopped… briefly. All of this at the same time. 1947 Aeronca Chief 11AC-1706. Working on the Skycoupe was Jacob’s introduction to the rich history of Ray, the EAA, and Flabob. The 65 … skills in aircraft restoration at Flabob and was ready to pitch in. Read about its Long Time Abornin' in the January, April and October 2006 issues of Aeronca Aviator. them. FAA TCDS A-761 says, "Model 11AC eligible for conversion to Model 11BC when accomplished in accordance with Aeronca Service Letter No. Unfortunately, the Chief’s seller had no interest in motorcycles. This pre-1942 design is eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests. The wings and engine are identical to and interchangeable with those of the Champion. on his career. Aeronca Chief Doors Off Is it permissable to fly my Chief with the doors off. full flight training scholarship for a deserving young person. Customers Also Viewed ; Frequently Purchased With; Reviews. New hardware and Chief back in the air. To U.K. in 1993. I own no stock in the company. They are original copies of VHS tapes the National Aeronca Association sold in the 1980s. And drinking coffee. If you"ve never experienced the joy of flying for the pure experience of rising aloft as the Wright brothers did, consider this rare opportunity to own a 1940 pre-World War II Aeronca Super Chief. It takes about ten seconds in a Champ's cockpit to decide that all of Chief Designer Hermes' Anti-Cub design goals were met and then some. comet kit #3506 - aeronca chief comet flying balsa wood scale model aeronica chief with wingspan of 54". Rear auxiliary tank. In turn, the K evolved into the SOC Chief in 1938. The Chief has a welded steel tube fuselage with fabric covering. I slowed to 55, then 45, and as the traffic blazed around vibrating-me, I got the hell off that freeway. Find great deals on eBay for aeronca chief. visit. Jacob and Tyler then The driver settled in at 75 mph, and started talking. I will put a motor on it and fly the circular pattern. Jack Emmons, a retired Swissair pilot, in Jack’s L-4 Fighting ... Bill provided countless hours to me when I purchased a non-flying Aeronca 11AC. Submit. fly, they tucked it away in a hangar at Flabob and proceeded to work on The troops on…, Great Story! Airport. I was very happy I had bought the extra rental insurance, because he was driving a car rented in my name! bumming rides in anything that flew, immersing himself in RC model aviation, His heart still accelerates and his eyes rise to the heavens at the sound of a round engine. It woulda pole-vaulted you right off the road.”, So we called the agency again, and he explained the problem. punch test. If anyone can reach that Aeronca 11AC Chief Web site Just click on the Aeronca Chief that's above the text to get to where you need to go... there's a lot here to look at so enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. In 1937 there was a major flood at the Lunken Airport, resulting in the entire airport area being washed away. And, as often happens, challenges The Chief, although similar, appears to me to have been designed more for cross country flying, with side by side seating, up to 23 gals total fuel capacity, and a (small) luggage area. “What’s yer problem?” he barked. A truck rental company with this kind of customer service deserves recognition. Flight Characteristics. Air Facts still champions, educates, informs and entertains pilots worldwide with real-world flying experiences. And they never billed me for the truck. $125. I rented the truck round-trip; it’s my ride back to Indianapolis. Latest. The Chief had a low-time, recently topped C-85-8F that ran well, so the Production began with the Jean A. Roche-designed Aeronca C-2 monoplane, often called the "Flying Bathtub", in 1929. Can you guess? goal, it’s him. Fear washed over me, until I thought, what the hell, if I die, I die; if I don’t, this is going to make a great story. Production ended in 1951 by which time over 10,000 aircraft, selling at $2,095, had been built. This list of popular articles is a great place to get started. Oh. He took a route familiar to most aviators — bugging I can’t believe I did that… and that… and that, The in-flight emergency nobody prepared me for, An upside down landing on a remote Alaska strip, An airline pilot gets his general aviation fix, The day it snowed in Vietnam: a true story, An engineering approach to the impossible turn, Near the end of the accident chain – 4 lessons learned. Aeronca Expert. But in late afternoon, about 20 miles east of Columbus, the truck started to shake like God’s own mighty dog. (Now I also understood why he looked as he did.) The nameplate must be re-stamped with the proper model designation and the letters "CONV" added. Jacob admitted that the best part of college was meeting a charming young woman named Jessica Bush who loved flying as much as he did. Owning and maintaining and flying an old fabric-covered taildragger is analogous to using a 1951 MG-TD as your personal car. window that read “For Sale or Trade.” He immediately called the number on the By the time I got back to my machine, a massive tow truck had pulled up beside it. Flying the Aeronca Paperback – January 1, 1987 by Robert E. Livingston (Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 ratings. months nothing happened. Production costs and aircraft weights were tightly controlled and Aeronca was among the first to use a moving conveyor assembly line, with each stage taking about 30 minutes to complete. This was a tall semi tractor, regal in its height; as I climbed into the cab, it occurred to me that if I fell to the ground from my seat, I would die. Chapter 1 member Jimmy O’Brien, an A&P mechanic, offered to help, and piece Is that a British registration on the attached photo? (Wife prefers the side-by side seating) I see them available for 20 - 25K. I hope that Chief knows it’s loved. Soon he discovered that the Tom Wathen Center at Flabob had several active aircraft-restoration programs for young people, so he eagerly joined in, learning about tools, aircraft structure, and materials while helping to restore a Stits Skycoupe. him. It has been a wonderful aircraft for flying with my Lady (the side by side seating and visibility is great) It is a 65 HP Cont and runs like a top. These and asking only for model airplanes when birthdays or Christmas came around. The rangy and friendly driver got the facts, disconnected the driveshaft, and pulled my truck onto the ramp of his. All that for a Chief. cables followed. There was only one way to get the plane from Indy to West Virginia: truck it. “Love” of airplanes and flying “is a very splendid thing.”. The final solution: “We’re going to tow you again!” Yet another nice talkative fellow in an enormous rig showed up the next morning, and towed my crippled truck and me to Morgantown, West Virginia, where the agency gave me a small panel truck, which I drove home. It takes about ten seconds in a Champ's cockpit to decide that all of Chief Designer Hermes' Anti-Cub design goals were met and then some. “Well, how about trading the Harley for the airplane?” he asked Great story! The Aeronca 1939 Chief is a 1:22 scale, flying model. that the best part of college was meeting a charming young woman named Jessica There I was, at the Flying J Truck Stop, with my disassembled airplane in a disabled truck. One day during Jacob’s sophomore year, a rather tired-looking Aeronca Chief flew into Flabob with a sign in the window that read “For Sale or Trade.” He immediately called the number on the sign and found out the price was $13,000. Flabob with Capt. Ah, the old Aeronca Chief! The work on the wings went well, so it was time to (You are the starter) TT: 1830, TSMOH: 610, All your tiny airplane dreams are a-chief-able. The 70-05ers picked the best Classic post-World War II aircraft present real opportunities for young people like Jacob, or anyone else with the modest means to own such an aircraft. Airport manager Beth LaRock personally coached Jacob Find and Compare AERONCA 11 for sale Also Consider. Well, they said, we’ll send out another truck and you can transfer the load. One day during Jacob’s sophomore Rudder gust lock found installed. Research Aircraft . Jacob took the restoration route, but there are many ready-to-fly classics available for relatively little money. It was a variation of the Model 7 Champion and differed primarily by having increased fuselage width to permit side-by-side seating and a lowered cowling line to permit better visibility. Palmer was one of those kids who had to fly. Hello- Looking into the possibility of purchasing an Aeronca Chief 11AC. I rented a 32-foot box truck and bought piles of packing material. The first flight was made in 1945, but the type was only shown publicly for the first time at the National Air Show in Cleveland in November 1946. year, a rather tired-looking Aeronca Chief flew into Flabob with a sign in the The Aeronca Chief is a single-engine, two-seat, light aircraft with fixed conventional landing gear, which entered production in the United States in 1945. Writing, photography, music, and travel help fill the void left by the absence of aircraft ownership and independent flight. Although Jacob was preparing to head off to college, he No, that’s not the end of the strangeness. But one learns to take things as they come, and most of all, to keep a sense of humor. I do however, (just received) the Easy Built Models Taylorcraft, 50" wing. The next day, another EAA gang helped load the pieces and secure them in the truck. Ray Stits had developed many of the first successful homebuilding kits at Flabob in the ’50s before founding EAA Chapter 1, the first EAA chapter outside of Wisconsin. Hunter Heath is an endocrinologist, medical school professor, and medical researcher now retired in Indianapolis, who was licensed in the early 1980s and only recently retired from flying as PIC. See more ideas about aviation, aircraft, general aviation. The Aeronca C-3 evolved into the Aeronca K Scout in 1937. You old-timers know what I mean. Unacceptable, I said, I have a date in Keyser, West Virginia. The 11AC Chief seats up to 1 passengers plus 1 pilot. particularly under the doublers. River Springs Charter School (now Flabob Aviation Preparatory family Harley. Select All Unselect All No Aeronca Model Associated. In 2012, they chose Riverside, California, and Flabob. The founder of the most timeless aircraft every designed ( SAM ).. 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