Aeronca 7 Champion

Trainer / Touring Aircraft

Aeronca 7AC Champion © Jenny Coffey
Photo ©: Jenny Coffey (photos at
The Aeronca Model 7 Champion is a single-engine two-seat light touring and trainer aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Aeronca Aircraft Corporation. The US Army liaison variant was designated L-16.
The Aeronca 7 Champion is a development of the prewar Aeronca Model K Scout and was developed together with the Aeronca Model 11 Chief.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelContinental A-65-8
Engine Power48 kW65 hp
Speed161 km/h87 kts
  100 mph
Service Ceiling3.780 m12.400 ft
Range741 km400 NM
460 mi.
Empty Weight325 kg717 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight533 kg1.175 lbs
Wing Span10,73 m35 ft 2 in
Wing Area15,8 m170 ft
Length6,65 m21 ft 10 in
Height2,13 m6 ft 12 in
First Flight1945
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>10000
Developed fromAeronca Scout
Data for (Version)Aeronca 7AC

[Photo-ID: 13318] Karsten Palt 2016-09-10
Aeronca 7AC Champion, , D-EHYD, c/n 7AC-3957, Karsten Palt, 2016Aeronca
7AC Champion
Reg.: D-EHYD
c/n: 7AC-3957
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2016 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 13163] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Aeronca 7AC Champion, , NC2758E, c/n 7AC-6338, Karsten Palt, 2016Aeronca
7AC Champion
Reg.: NC2758E
c/n: 7AC-6338
Oakland Aviation Museum [Oakland, CA]
[Photo-ID: 7376] Karsten Palt 2013-09-07
Aeronca 7EC Champion, , N7472B, c/n 7EC-530, Karsten Palt, 2013Aeronca
7EC Champion
Reg.: N7472B
c/n: 7EC-530
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]