Manufactured by Aeronca Aircraft Company, Middletown, Ohio.
December 19, 1947, Delivered to the 175th Field Artillaery Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard, Holman Field, St. Paul MN.
January 31, 1951, Transfered to U.S. Army Field Forces.
February 15, 1951, Assigned to 3585th Pilot Training Wing (AIr Training Command), San Marcos AFB, TX.
July 7, 1952, Assigned to Civil Air Patrol.
August 12, 1952, Delivered to California Wing, Civil Air Patrol, Hamilton AFB, CA. Deployemtns to Boeing Field, WA, and Sacramento Air Material Area, McClellan AFB, CA.
February 1, 1955, Dropped from USAF Inventory by donation to the Civil Air Patrol.
September 2, 1964, flown to California State Fair for display.
April 30th, 1976, sold by the Civil Air Patrol to the first of a string of civilian owners.
Mid 1980’s, Disassembled for restoration in California, left undone.
August 13 2009, Purchased by currnet owner, Curt DeBaun III, of West Terre Haute, Indiana.
July 19, 2011. First flight after restoration by John Ross, of West Terre Haute, Indiana.
June 16, 2012, Grand Champion Classic Award by the National Aeronca Association at the bi-annual meet,in Middletown, Ohio.
|Registration Number||Date of Manufacture|
|Aeronca L16B||35 feet 1.75 inches|
|Overall length:||Empty weight:|
|21 feet 5 inches||870 US pounds|
|Gross weight:||Fuel capacity:|
|1300 US pounds||23 US gallons|
|Oil capacity||Engine type:|
|4 Qts||One 85-hp Continental C-85-12F|
|Propeller type:||Max Speed|
|McCauley Metal Propller||110 mph|
|Rate of Climb||Cruise Speed|
|800 feet per minute||85 mph|
|Service Ceiling||Number of Crew|
|14,5000 feet||2 tandam|
|Number Built||Number Surviving|
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