Aeronca 50 Chief / 65 Super Chief / TC-65 Defender

Light Utility Aircraft

Aeronca 65CA Chief © David Unsworth
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The Aeronca 50 Chief / 65 Super Chief is a single-engine two-seat light utility aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Aeronca Aircraft Corporation. The trainer variant was designated TC-65 Defender.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelContinental A-65-8
Engine Power48 kW65 hp
Speed207 km/h112 kts
  129 mph
Service Ceiling4.572 m15.000 ft
Range800 km432 NM
497 mi.
Empty Weight340 kg750 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight600 kg1.323 lbs
Wing Span10,90 m35 ft 9 in
Wing Area15,7 m169 ft
Length6,30 m20 ft 8 in
Height2,00 m6 ft 7 in
First Flight1938
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>1500
Data for (Version)Aeronca 65CA Super Chief

[Photo-ID: 536] Karsten Palt 2007-09-08
Aeronca 11BC Chief, , D-EIIR, c/n 11AC-1048, Karsten Palt, 2007Aeronca
11BC Chief
Reg.: D-EIIR
c/n: 11AC-1048
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2007 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]