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Old 02-16-2021, 11:45 PM
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Hi AHicks. This airplane was built in Canada in 1956 and was a trainer with the RCAF until 1975. Actually all Chipmunks started life with a 145hp Gypsy Major 4 cylinder engine. This one was converted by the first civilian owner to a Continental IO-360, 6 cylinder, 210hp, for use in aerobatic contests. Mine solos from the front but other Super Chips with larger engines solo from the rear ( like Art Scholl's). I cruise about 135 to 140 mph true. Its' handling is so balanced, responsive and such a pleasure to fly that it's known as the "Poor Man's Spitfire".
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Old 02-17-2021, 03:19 AM
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Chix fly too.
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I was lucky enough to get a few flights in the last handful of RAF basic training chipmunks before they were fazed out and Bulldogs used instead. It was the first plane I was taught how to bail out from. That builds confidence in an aspiring pilot.

The memory has stuck with me and I have loved them since.

Congrats on your new plane
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:38 AM
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Thank you Virago. With your background you may enjoy the FB group " de Havilland Chipmunk Apptreciation Society". Lots of pilots and owners there with good Chipmunk tales.
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Old 02-18-2021, 10:54 AM
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Business end and the front office of the Super Chip.
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Old 02-22-2021, 07:34 PM
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Sweet airplane. Looks like a western version of a Yak. ;-)
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Old 03-11-2021, 04:57 AM
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This is one of my all time favourite planes. Very jealous!
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Old 03-11-2021, 09:28 AM
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I think I was lucky to see this Chipmunk at the Greeley Colorado Airport last summer . Let me know if I'm Correct?


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Old 03-11-2021, 09:33 AM
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The former owner was based near Denver but I've owned it since last March. It has been in Alabama since; perhaps you saw it earlier than that?
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Old 03-11-2021, 02:25 PM
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The former owner was based near Denver but I've owned it since last March. It has been in Alabama since; perhaps you saw it earlier than that?



After looking at the date of your first post, It may have been two summers ago . But I'm quite sure it was your Chipmunk that I seen. I did take some pictures of it , but long sense deleted them . But I remember it was super nice !!



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Old 03-11-2021, 05:47 PM
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Thanks very much Van.
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