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  • The Blue Max
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2005
    • 2127

    Aeronca C100 G-AEXD

    At Sywell Today Aeronca C100 G-AEXD took to the sky for the first time in over 40 years.
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  • RogerN
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    • Apr 2011
    • 169

    #2
    Fantastic what an achievement

    Roger

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    • Stan Smith
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      • May 2011
      • 472

      #3
      Great to see Matt. A group here at North Shore has acquired C100 ZK-AMW and are arranging to fly her up as soon as weather etc permit. Last attempt was foiled by a bit of an overheat and fuming as she will have to climb to 3-4 thousand to clear the hills between. Should be lots of fun!!

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      • Malcolm McKay
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Aug 2004
        • 1820

        #4
        That's pretty, n/t

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        • dh83
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          • Jun 2006
          • 67

          #5
          saw it at White Waltham over 40 years ago

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          • rochford
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Mar 2008
            • 455

            #6
            Amazing
            Built in four months 1938
            now
            Restored in 40 years !?!

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            • Orion
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              • Jun 2009
              • 709

              #7
              Nice!
              David Mylchreest
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              • Planemike
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Dec 2007
                • 1810

                #8
                Great to see another pre-war British classic back in the air.........!!!

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                • AEROFOIL
                  AEROFOIL
                  • Jun 2008
                  • 73

                  #9
                  EXD was one of the original aircraft which the Airways Aero Association had when they formed in 1947. I will be referring to historical Click image for larger version

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                  • AEROFOIL
                    AEROFOIL
                    • Jun 2008
                    • 73

                    #10
                    I have the complete Archive collection from the AAA plus some other material photos/documents of interest. This relates to Whitchurch, Hurn, Denham, Croydon, White Waltham and Booker.

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                    • mike currill
                      Big pistons rule
                      • Jul 2003
                      • 8791

                      #11
                      Looking good, well done to all involved in getting her back into the air.
                      The mind once expanded by a new idea never returns to its original size.

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                      • R6915
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Jan 2013
                        • 148

                        #12
                        Is the Aeronca C100 that used to be kept at Fairoaks in the 1950's by any chance? It always used amuse we school boys, airfield staff and all the hanger's on etc as it staggered off the ground in the Ottershaw direction. In fact it seemed to be the only aircraft that caused the London Transport drivers and conductors to tramp across from their flying club on the far side of the airfield to watch and, I think, admire the start up and eventual flight!

                        Those were fun days!

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                        • AEROFOIL
                          AEROFOIL
                          • Jun 2008
                          • 73

                          #13
                          It could have been G-AEWV which I photographed at Fairoaks in 1956. Other pictures on Air Britain AB-PIC
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                          • J Boyle
                            With malice towards none
                            • Oct 2004
                            • 9812

                            #14
                            Originally posted by Planemike View Post
                            Great to see another pre-war British classic back in the air.........!!!
                            Albeit of American design.
                            There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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                            • Gipsy 1
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Nov 2011
                              • 35

                              #15
                              Well not exactly John. It's designer was Jean Roche, who was French. He just happened to be in America when he designed it!

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                              • J Boyle
                                With malice towards none
                                • Oct 2004
                                • 9812

                                #16
                                Originally posted by Gipsy 1 View Post
                                Well not exactly John. It's designer was Jean Roche, who was French. He just happened to be in America when he designed it!
                                I didn't know he was French, I knew he worked at the USAAC Engineering Division at McCook Field in Dayton (the predecessor to Wright Field as the Engineering center for Army aircraft).
                                In any event, the design was drawn, financed and put into production in America...and worth noting the engine was also made by Aeronca an example of when aircraft builders made powerplants.
                                There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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