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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.

Announcements:

The Citabria is 50 years Old! Join our celebration at AirVenture Oshkosh, with give-aways, prizes, awards (you vote.)
          Click here for details and sign-up form.


    The July 2014 issue of B-C Contact! is now at the printer.

        Not getting your copy?     We can help:   Join the Club Here

Sparky at Sun 'n Fun

    Sparky is getting a new coat! Follow this restoration project here.

    Our 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.

14-19-2 N9818B Lynn Ford is flying his newly restored Cruisemaster,
and it's a beauty!
Photo courtesy of Press1Photos.com

Citabria 7GCGC










        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.


    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
ever built.







14-19-3 at Sun 'n Fun

Right: John Morrison and his 260, who won the Outstanding in Type award.



Important Announcement from Ron Alexander re: Randolph


AD 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 Factory)

NEW!

Cruisair 14-13-2



Dale Williams 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&P/IA) was Technical Advisor for the project.




Tony Markl's excellent article on Wheel Landings is now available online

Triple-Tail 260 with Connie at Oshkosh


Bill Reeves (a Club volunteer) with his new 260 at Oshkosh. No, he doesn't own the "other" Triple-Tail.



  See the New Items just arrived in our Gift Shop!

Champion 402

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 sixties.







New! You can now renew your membership (or Join) online
Click Here for Online Membership

Super Decathlon


Greg Koontz in action over his new digs. He'll teach you how to do this...






Bellanca Cruisair Jr. 1939


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 Wilson







Fly Market
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 parts.

Cruisair
Around the World in a 1949 Cruisair...     
More on Willi & Elisabeth's Long Trip    


Final installment of this travelogue appears in our January 2002 issue of B-C Contact!


A Very 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 our
Wing Spar AD Site


Bellanca C-27     We are pleased to host Leo Horishny's Bellanca website - a look at Bellancas back...
when they were
BIG



Champions
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.]




Cruisemaster




Jan Zatloukal's Cruisemaster was the last 14-19-2 built,
seen here with prior owner Bruce Fall flying over the Bodger flower flag in Lompoc, CA.





'Say Type Aircraft'..  A reference to the type designators that will identify your aircraft and its performance to the controller.





Cruisemaster 14-19-2


Drew Peterson's Award-Winning Cruisemaster
 (we flew it at the Fly-In!)


Citabria 7ECA

'Cuatro Vientos*' is a 1965 Citabria
belonging to Jorge & Elvira Suarez


* This is a reference to an ill-fated 1938 non-stop flight from Spain to Cuba.




Cruisemaster 260C & Viking 300 <- 260C (Cruisemaster) and the first Viking



Scout 8GCBC  Verl Scheibe's beautifully restored Scout
 ...with his new Vortex Generators installed.

AviaBellanca Skyrocket III -> AviaBellanca Skyrocket III

We received 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.

With Best regards,
Thierry Montigneaux
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale

  Aeronca Champ 7AC <- Aeronca Champ 7AC - low and slow..

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