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A 1947 Aeronca Chief.

The Aeronca Aircraft Corporation was founded November 11, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company was the first to sell a profitable general aviation aircraft, and by the time production ended in 1951, Aeronca had sold 17,408 aircraft in 55 models. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1928: Events January January 6-8 - Lt Christian Schilt makes ten flights in an O2U Corsair to evacuate wounded marines from the besieged village of Quilali, Nicaragua. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River in Kentucky. ... General aviation (GA) encompasses all aviation other than scheduled airline flights and military aviation. ... An aircraft is any machine capable of atmospheric flight. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1951: Events February February 21 - an English Electric Canberra becomes the first jet to make an unrefuelled crossing of the Atlantic, taking 4 hours 37 minutes March March 6 - the Martin aircraft company gains production rights to the English Electric Canberra...

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Production began with the Jean A. Roche-designed Aeronca C-2 monoplane, often called the Flying Bathtub, in 1929. The next major model was the Scout of 1937, a two-seater, which was developed into the famous Chief and Super Chief the next year. A monoplane is an aircraft with one main set of wing surfaces, in contrast to a biplane or triplane. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1929: Greatest number of fatal civil aircraft crashes in US history. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1951: Events February February 21 - an English Electric Canberra becomes the first jet to make an unrefuelled crossing of the Atlantic, taking 4 hours 37 minutes March March 6 - the Martin aircraft company gains production rights to the English Electric Canberra...


The Defender, a tandem trainer version of the Chief with a higher rear seat, was used in training many of the pilots who flew in World War II. Several observation and liason aircraft designs were also produced during and after the war, including the L-3, L-16, and O-58. Aviators are people who fly aircraft either for pleasure or for a job. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


Following the close of World War II, civilian production of the Chief and Defender resumed. 1945 also saw the introduction of a new model based on the Super Chief: the 7AC Champion or Champ. The Champ was a tandem development that shared many components with the Chief, and outsold its sibling at a rate of 8 to 1. Between 1945 and 1951, over 10,000 Champions were sold. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1945: Events January January 1 - the Luftwaffe begins targeting Allied airfields in Europe as Operation Bodenplatte February February 13-15 - Allied bombers attack Dresden with incendiary weapons, destroying most of the city and killing some 50,000 people. ...


Aeronca ended production in 1951, selling the Champion and Chief designs to the new Champion Aircraft Company. Aeronca now builds components for aerospace companies including Boeing, Northrup, Lockheed, and Airbus. The Boeing Company ( NYSE: BA) is a leading American aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities in Everett, Washington, near Seattle, Washington. ... The Lockheed SR-71, remarkably advanced for its time and unsurpassed in many areas of performance The Lockheed U-2 first flew in 1955 providing much needed intelligence on Soviet bloc countries Lockheed Corporation was an aerospace company founded in 1912 which merged with Martin Marietta in 1995 to form... Airbus S.A.S. is a commercial aircraft manufacturer based in Toulouse, France. ...


Aircraft models

  • Aeronca C-2
  • Aeronca C-3
  • Aeronca Chief
  • Aeronca Defender
  • Aeronca L-3, Aeronca O-58, and Aeronca L-16
  • Aeronca Champion
  • Aeronca Sedan

Related links

  • National Aeronca Association (http://www.aeroncapilots.com), associated with the factory.
  • Fearless Aeronca Aviators (http://aeronca.westmont.edu/)
  • aeronca.com (http://www.aeronca.com), run by Todd Trainor, supporting various models of the aircraft
  • Aeronca Aviators Club (http://www.aeronca.org)

Sources

  • Pilotfriend.com (http://www.pilotfriend.com/aircraft%20performance/aeronca/gallery.htm)

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