Used Aircraft Guide

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American Champion 8GCBC Scout

Utility airplane is at home on floats or skis, or merely operating on unimproved fields.

[IMGCAP(1)] The Champion Scout, introduced in 1974 when Champion was part of the Bellanca Aircraft Corp., was designed to compete with Piperís popular PA-18 Super Cub for laurels in the light utility marketplace.

The Scout and the Cub, joined later by the Christen (now Aviat) A-1 Husky, exist primarily to serve as aerial jeeps or compact pickup trucks. But they also appeal to a number of sporting pilots for use on the back forty or to transport fishing or hunting gear to remote islands in the North.

History
The 8GCBC Scout was introduced as the newest member of the Bellanca Champion line in 1974. Initially a dirt-simple airplane aimed at the bush and light aerial application...

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