This 7AC is in the 'standard'
colors for this aircraft. Most were delivered from the factory
in this yellow and orange
paint job, although I have seen them in yellow and blue. Over
7,000 of these diminutive
trainers were built. The first production Champion was produced
with a 65 h.p. Continental A65-8 power plant. Large numbers
appeared in the first
few years after WW II.
The basic design was continued in 1954 after the demise of the
Aeronutical Corporation of America
by Champion Aircraft Corp and later by Bellanca.
This shot was taken at Santa
Paula, Southern California's very own "1940s" airport, in the
Seen below is one of the last
model 7ACs built (N2919E