July 1998 Issue
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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