Aircraft Review

March 2015 Issue

Legacy Light Sport: Cub vs. Champ

For a little less money (sometimes), the Aeronca is a better flier, roomier, faster and easier to land. But it will always lack the Cubís cachet.

While pilots grow old waiting for the FAA to reform the Third Class medical, light sport flying remains the last refuge to stay in the air. And vintage airplanes like Piperís venerable J-3 Cub or the Aeronca Champion actually promise affordability, if not comfort and technological panache.

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