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Welcome to the Aeronca Museum!

The goal of the Aeronca Museum is to preserve the knowledge and history of Aeronca aircraft in the public trust and keep this information available for future generations. We strive to be the premier research library for all things Aeronca.


Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 3/27/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Drawing - 7-1001 Tank Installation - Wing Auxiliary Fuel - Data enhanced to be more readable when able.


Online Archive Document 71001

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 3/26/2015 by Todd Trainor

Merchandise Update - New Manual - The 11AC Chief Service Manual is now availabe in hardcopy from the Museum Store.

View Item in the Museum Store.

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 3/25/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Drawing - 7-797 Power Plant Installation - 7DC


Online Archive Document 70797

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 3/12/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Image Gallery - Front right quarter view. Aeronca KCA NC21087. Not sure of the serial number, but it is likely between KCA-55 and KCA-60.


Online Archive Document 2000169

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 3/11/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Image Gallery - Front left quarter view of NC17405 with man standing in front of wing. Aeronca building in back ground. Back of photo says Jim Welch.


Online Archive Document 2000168

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 3/10/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Image Gallery - Right side view of Aeronca LC NC17450. Appears to have Civil Air Patrol logo on fuselage.


Online Archive Document 2000167

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 3/1/2015 by Todd Trainor

Website Change - Store Item - 11AC Combo Kit - Now available - Printed and bound - This is both 11AC Service Letters and Helps Hints, bound seperately.

View this updated web page.

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 3/1/2015 by Todd Trainor

Website Change - Store Item - 11AC Helps Hints Collection - Now available - Printed and bound - All 27 Helps and Hints that apply to the Aeronca 11AC - 94 pages.

View this updated web page.

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 3/1/2015 by Todd Trainor

Website Change - Store Item - 11AC Service Letters Collection - Now available - Printed and bound - All 9 Service Letters that apply to the Aeronca 11AC - 30 pages.

View this updated web page.

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 2/24/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Drawing - 7-1065 Electrical Installation - 7EC


Online Archive Document 71065

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 2/22/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Drawing - 5450 Final Assembly C-1 - Three View Drawing


Online Archive Document 800559

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 2/20/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Advertisements - 1940 Aeronca Presents Another and Still Greater Champion - THE NEW CHIEF - High-res scan of a 1940 advertisement from an unknown magazine featuring a maroon with red pre-war Aeronca Chief, either an 65CA or...See more

New Archive Document - Advertisements - 1940 Aeronca Presents Another and Still Greater Champion - THE NEW CHIEF - High-res scan of a 1940 advertisement from an unknown magazine featuring a maroon with red pre-war Aeronca Chief, either an 65CA or 65LB. Notice the extended pitot tube. This must have been a test ship. See less


Online Archive Document 3000034

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 2/19/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Advertisements - Aeronca's New Tandem Trainer - Color advertisement from unknown magazine from 1940. Features NC26243. Left profile of blue with orange 65TL. Two men in front of airplane examining paperwork. 65C Chief in the background.


Online Archive Document 3000033

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 2/18/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Image Gallery - Seven men kneeling in front of Aeronca K, NC18871. The tag on the photo indicated 1937. The men are not identified. This is not the original picture, it appears to be ink jet printed. From the Wally Baldwin collection.


Online Archive Document 2000166

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 2/14/2015 by Todd Trainor

From the Museum Director - A video of the early success of making wing rib gussets with a die cutter and an arbor press.

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 2/8/2015 by Todd Trainor

Website Change - Enhancements and fixes - Added coupon codes. Checkout improvements to copy shipping address into billing address.

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 2/2/2015 by Todd Trainor

From the Museum Director - Our first Coupon Code for the Aeronca Museum store. 30% off gifts and apparel with code GIFTSANDSHIRTS30. This includes Aeronca flags, Fearless Aeronca Aviator shirts, Champ challenge coins, Museum shirts, etc. www.aeron...See more

From the Museum Director - Our first Coupon Code for the Aeronca Museum store. 30% off gifts and apparel with code GIFTSANDSHIRTS30. This includes Aeronca flags, Fearless Aeronca Aviator shirts, Champ challenge coins, Museum shirts, etc. www.aeroncamuseum.org

We are a small museum with the goal of preserving Aeronca and American aviation history. If you are new to the museum Facebook then I hope you enjoy viewing our previous posts. You can join our passion by becoming a member for $35.

Sharing with others and your feedback is appreciated.

BTW, we are seeking writers and researchers to help us document Aeronca history to be posted in the online archive. If you like historical research and can write, please reach me at the web's contact me page. -Todd See less

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/26/2015 by Todd Trainor

Website Change - Store Item - Aeronca Challange Coin


View this updated web page.

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/25/2015 by Todd Trainor

From the Museum Director - Aeronca 15AC "Sunkist Lady". N1074H. More history has been posted to the Aeronca Museum online archives. In early 1949 Bill Barris and Dick Riedel broke the world flight endurance record that had stood for 10-years, by f...See more

From the Museum Director - Aeronca 15AC "Sunkist Lady". N1074H. More history has been posted to the Aeronca Museum online archives. In early 1949 Bill Barris and Dick Riedel broke the world flight endurance record that had stood for 10-years, by flying this Sedan 1008 hours without landing. We have recently posted 25 news stories and 6 image gallery photos. Very interesting history, including three failed attempts before succeeding the fourth time.

A few months later another Aeronca "City of Yuma" broke that world record again at 1124 hours, thus relegating the Sunkist Lady to the forgotten history books.

The purpose of our Museum is to preserve Aeronca history like this. We could use help in capturing other Aeronca history. If you like research and writing, please considering volunteering your time to our museum.

Do you like what we are doing? Please share. And support us by joining our museum. We would appreciate your support. See less


Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/24/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Image Gallery - Postcard from April 1949 with a postal cancelation stamp to commemorate the recording breaking endurance flight of Bill Barris and Dick Riedel in Aeronca 15AC Sunkist Lady. Signed


Online Archive Document 2000164

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/24/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Image Gallery - Ground crew exchange fuel contains to Bill Barris and Dick Riedel in Aeronca 15AC Sunkist Lady during the 1949 endurance flight based out of Fullerton, CA.


Online Archive Document 2000163

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/24/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Image Gallery - Dick Riedel and Bill Barris get a haircut on 4-26-1949 after breaking the world flight endurance record of 1008 hours in Aeronca Sedan Sunkist lady.


Online Archive Document 2000162

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/24/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Image Gallery - Ground crew Frank Miller, Llyod Golbach, Don Janson exchange fuel contains to Bill Barris and Dick Riedel in Aeronca 15AC Sunkist Lady during the 1949 endurance flight based out of


Online Archive Document 2000161

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/24/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Image Gallery - Ground crew Frank Miller, Llyod Golbach, Don Janson exchange fuel contains to Bill Barris and Dick Riedel in Aeronca 15AC Sunkist Lady during the 1949 endurance flight based out of Fullerton, CA.


Online Archive Document 2000165

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/24/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - Image Gallery - In 1949 Dick Riedel and Bill Barris of Fullerton Air Service piloted Aeronca Sedan 'Sunkist Lady' into the endurance flight record books by staying aloft 1,008. They were welcomed


Online Archive Document 2000160

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/14/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - News Story - The San Bernardino County Sun - 11-22-1948 - Indio Endurance Fliers Continue Towards Their Goal


Online Archive Document 1011067

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/14/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - News Story - The Bakersfield Californian - 12-15-1948 - Fliers Forced Down By Ice


Online Archive Document 1011066

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/13/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - News Story - The San Bernardino County Sun - 2-18-1949 - Endurance Fliers Will Make New Try at Record


Online Archive Document 1011065

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/13/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - News Story - The San Bernardino County Sun - 3-15-1949 - Endurance Fliers Take Off on Fourth Attempt


Online Archive Document 1011064

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/13/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - News Story - Traverse City Record-Eagle - 3-15-1949 - Endurance Record Sought


Online Archive Document 1011063

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/11/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - News Story - Dixon Evening Telegraph - 10-11-1949 - In Air Since Aug 24, Two Fliers Say 'Never Again'


Online Archive Document 1011062

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/11/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - News Story - Corsicana Daily Sun - 3-23-1949 - Endurance Fliers Circling About Region of Miami


Online Archive Document 1011061

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/11/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - News Story - Janesville Daily Gazette - 3-22-1949 - Endurance Fliers Over Jacksonville


Online Archive Document 1011060

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/11/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - News Story - The Bakersfield Californian - 3-17-1949 - Record-Seeking Fliers Refuel in Texas, Then Fly Eastward


Online Archive Document 1011059

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/11/2015 by Todd Trainor

From the Museum Director - Several teens from the Aeronca Museum youth program helped with the removal of the fabric on the 11AC Chief project that we brought home in August. This two hour effort was reduced to this 1.5 minute time lapse video. Te...See more

From the Museum Director - Several teens from the Aeronca Museum youth program helped with the removal of the fabric on the 11AC Chief project that we brought home in August. This two hour effort was reduced to this 1.5 minute time lapse video. Teens in our youth program are taught the trade skills, workshop disciplines and American aviation history. Two of our teens have graduated high school and will be entering aviation schools because of their experience in our youth program. See less

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/11/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - News Story - Lubbock Evening Journal - 3-30-1949 - Half-Way Mark in Long Flight Nears


Online Archive Document 1011058

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/11/2015 by Todd Trainor

From the Museum Director - Amazon.com will donate to the Aeronca Museum for each purchase you make with them. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3810343 to establish the Aeronca Museum as your preferred charity to receive their donations. Do this...See more

From the Museum Director - Amazon.com will donate to the Aeronca Museum for each purchase you make with them. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3810343 to establish the Aeronca Museum as your preferred charity to receive their donations. Do this once. Then shop at Amazon as much as you want. Perhaps you have family that shops there. Please let them know about this. See less

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/11/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - News Story - The Taylor Daily Press - 4-10-1949 - Two California Endurance Fliers Continue Flight


Online Archive Document 1011057

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/11/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - News Story - The Brownsville Herald - 4-11-1949 - Sunkist Lady Heads Homeward 100 Hours To Go


Online Archive Document 1011056

Aeronca Aircraft History Museum
Posted 1/11/2015 by Todd Trainor

New Archive Document - News Story - The Daily Mail - 10-25-1948 - Endurance Fliers Plan Another Try


Online Archive Document 1011055