July 2012 Issue

Legacy LSAs Choices: Champ Still a Winner

Yes Virginia, there really are $20,000 airplanes worth buying. The Champ is tops, but both Taylorcrafts and Ercoupes have become more fiscally attractive.

Some of the most popular new LSAs are distinctly old-school in their roots. There are three popular modern takes on the Piper Cub. American Champion reintroduced the venerable Champ that begat the Citabrias and Decathlons. There are even a few modern Luscombes out there from an effort to revive that line.

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