Champion (Aeronca) 7ECA Citabria  N11059                               (c/n  71)


                                        The Model 7ECA was a major redesign of the Model 7EC Traveler after Champion Aircraft had
                                        taken over the design rights from Aeronca.  It was named Citabria ("Airbatic" reversed) and was
                                        purpose built as a fully aerobatic machine.  Bellanca eventually took over manufacture, although
                                        this early example, seen here at the old San Farnando Valley Airport in 1965 was a Champion-
                                        produced machine.   It differed considerably from its forebears in having squared wing tips and fin
                                        and rudder.  Despite this facelift, the lines of the old Champion series is still evident.