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Wing Spar AD
Leo Horishny's BIG Bellancas
Dedicated to the Bellanca Cruisair, Cruisemaster, Viking, American Champion Citabria, Decathlon, Scout, Champion and AviaBellanca Skyrocket lines of aircraft, their furtherance, history, preservation and maintenance.
The Bellanca-Champion Club welcomes all owners, pilots and enthusiasts.
The April 2015 issue of B-C Contact! is on the boards now.
Not getting your copy? We can help:
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Scenes from the restoration of the 1929 Bellanca CH-300 for Hawaiian Airlines is shown in this video, along with some neat flying scenes:
Sparky is getting a new coat! Follow this restoration project here.
Publication Catalog is now available online.
We have received an Airworthiness Concern from the FAA regarding all carburetors. You can read / download it from
Here. If you decide to respond, please send a copy of your letter to Us as well.
Lynn Ford is flying his newly restored Cruisemaster, and it's a beauty! Photo courtesy of Press1Photos.com
Ron Miller and his Citabria getting ready for a long winter...
The Viking exhaust system and P-lead re-routing AD can be seen Here
The referenced Service Bulletin B-110 is posted Here
Sun getting in your eyes? Check out our SunShield for the Citabria, Decathlon, Scout and Champ.fontp
A great deal of confusion has been caused by the newly issued Control Cable AD. We try to make sense of it here.
Updated with new information 4/13/2006.
First new Super Viking from Alexandria Aircraft! Seen at AirVenture and Sun 'n Fun 2006!
One of only four Bellanca
Aries T-250 airplanes
Morrison and his 260, who won the Outstanding in Type
Important Announcement from Ron Alexander
2004-05-24 is a "final rule" without NPRM and affects
crankshaft gear retaining bolts on some IO-540 engines used by
the Viking 17-31A.
IMPORTANT! If you own or maintain a
Straight-Tailed 260 or Viking, please read this Safety Alert from Alexandria Aircraft LLC (Bellanca
received the Midwest Antique Airplane Club's "Classic Project
of the Year" in 2002 for his consummate restoration of his 1947
Cruisair. Scott Thomas (CFII, A amp;P/IA) was Technical
Advisor for the project.
excellent article on Wheel Landings is now available online
Bill Reeves (a Club volunteer) with his new 260
at Oshkosh. No, he doesn't own the "other" Triple-Tail.
New Items just arrived in our Gift
Champion Lancer (Model 402) is the only post-WWII
multi-engine airplane produced by either Bellanca or the
Aeronca/Champion factories. The article in the October 2003
(13-4) issue of B-C Contact! provides some of the
unique aspects and pictures, and prompted a letter from another
member (issue 14-1) who had trained in one in the
can now renew your membership (or Join) online
Here for Online Membership
Greg Koontz in
action over his new digs. He'll teach you how to do
The 1940 issue of Popular Aviation shows the Bellanca (Cruisair)
Junior. Unfortunately, no story within.
AOPA has a regular page in this magazine, this time by Gill Robb
Our Fly Market and Parts
Bin can now be viewed on-line. A feature of B-C
Contact! for over 16 years, these classifieds help our
members sell and find their planes and
Around the World in a 1949 Cruisair...
More on Willi amp; Elisabeth's Long
Final installment of
this travelogue appears in our January 2002 issue of B-C
Disappointing Wing Spar Airworthiness Directive
was issued by the FAA, disregarding
your comments and suggestions. Explanations, comments, documents,
pictures of affected spars and more are available on
We are pleased to host Leo Horishny's Bellanca
website - a look at Bellancas back...
when they were BIG
Carl White (our Aeronca Editor) flying Yellowbird with friend Dru
Fisher's Tarbaby (long story.) Picture taken from Doug
Russell's Stearman, photo by Debbie. [How come the Stearman
doesn't have a name? - ed.]
Jan Zatloukal's Cruisemaster was the last 14-19-2
seen here with prior owner Bruce Fall flying over the Bodger
flower flag in Lompoc,
'Say Type Aircraft'..
A reference to the type designators that will
identify your aircraft and its performance to the
(we flew it at the Fly-In!)
'Cuatro Vientos*' is a 1965 Citabria
belonging to Jorge amp; Elvira Suarez
* This is a reference to
an ill-fated 1938 non-stop flight from Spain to
(Cruisemaster) and the first Viking
Scheibe's beautifully restored Scout
...with his new Vortex
III - gt;
this from the F.A.I., the international organization that
verifies and awards official aviation world
records:You may be interested to know that we have a
number of Bellanca aircraft world records in our lists of
world-class performances... A Skyrocket II still holds the 'speed
over a closed circuit course of 100 / 500 / 1000 km' records in
the concerned weight sub-class.
F #233;d #233;ration A #233;ronautique
lt;- Aeronca Champ 7AC - low and slow..
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