Aircraft Review

July 1998 Issue

Affordable Acro

If loops and rolls appeal, we see six practical choices. Valuewise, the Citabria and Decathlon are hard to beat.


So you’ve had enough of stultifying straight-and-level cross countries and $100 hamburgers and what common sense you had before getting into flying has finally dissolved. What you really want is an aerobatic airplane, something you can wring out on a Saturday afternoon and maybe even use for some novice competition flying.

Where to start? Interestingly, the selection of aerobatic airplanes is quite large. You can buy a new production model capable of a modest Sportsman sequence or a Herculean off-the-shelf Unlimited competitor. Money, of course, is the only object.

In this article, we’ll examine used production aircraft, with an emphasis on the low end of the price scal...

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