Aeronca Memories

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Aeronca Memories

Post by rudymantel » Fri Mar 04, 2011 21:15

I soloed in a Champ back in 1949 at age 17 and have loved them since. In 1950's while in college (Georgia Tech) I flew the flying club's Champ and in 1958 I did some instructing in Champs in Florida. After many years and some 16,000 flying hours I'm again planning to buy a Champ. Hope to close on one soon, maybe next week. Had been looking for a converted one with electrical system and starter for a long time but haven't found a decent one and have now decided to just get a stock 7AC.

I live in South Florida- (Plantation)

Hope to meet fellow Aeronca fans on this NAA site-

Rudy Mantel

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Post by joea » Fri Mar 04, 2011 23:22

Rudy,

Hope you can come to the Middletown Fly-in at the old Aeronca factory in 2012.

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Post by pablo » Sun Mar 06, 2011 21:29

Rudy:
Get a stock 7AC. It is the ever best Champ. But be careful: forget all your 16,000 hrs and relearn from the begining the pleasures of non electrical 1946 aircrafts. Study "Flying the Aeronca" by Robert E. Livingston. If you cannot find it, contact me and I will send you a copy. Congratulations back to the Aeronca Champ!
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Post by rkittine » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:00

Hi Pablo,

How can I get a copy of "Flying the Aeronca".

Thanks - Robert
Robert P. Kittine, Jr.WA2YDV
West Nyack Aviation, L.L.C.
New York, New York 631-374-9652
rkittine@aol.com

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Post by pablo » Mon Mar 07, 2011 20:03

Robert:
I have an old "Flying the Aeronca", but apparently Livingston son's is selling copies for about $24 at www.aeronca.com/store.
Pablo

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