Aeronca 50-C 'Chief'

This aircraft is currently in storage.


Length:   21'
Height:   6' 4"
Wingspan:   36'
Empty Weight:   675 lbs.
Gross Weight:   1,100 lbs.
Cruise Speed:   70 mph
Maximum Speed:   130 mph
Range:   400 mi.
Service Ceiling:   14,000'
Powerplant:   Continental A-50
Year:   1938
Serial No.:   C-1018
Registration:   NC21070
Location:   Storage Hangar

Donated by Conrad & Theresa Peterson

Completed on August 6, 1938, this is the original prototype of about 2,000 Aeronca Chiefs produced before and after World War II. It was slightly larger and faster than its predecessor, the "K" model, and was designed to be a light sport and utility airplane with more comfort, range and instrumentation than was available at the time. It was powered with a Continental A 50 engine. The plane carried two people plus 40 lbs. of baggage.

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