Super Chipmuk

One of the beauties of visiting Airventure is the chance of seeing all kinds of airplanes performing you usually don’t see on a day to day basis. Super Chipmunk was designed by de Havilland as a first post World War II trainer for Royal Canadian Air Forces and achieved great success. It’s enough to say that RCAF did not retire this model up until 1996. That says a lot about it’s capabilities. During Airventure’s airshow Jim “Fang” Maroney has shown that age of the airframe doesn’t really matter in hands of capable aerobatic pilot. This particular Super Chipmunk was built in 1947 and it still presents itself (and flies) like it left manufacturing plant just yesterday. See for yourself.