Be prepared for inverted flight and also lots of fun during “normal flying”
The airplane is a classic taildragger. The “Dec” does not look like an aerobatic plane, but is very agile, constructed for inverted flights and some extra g-load. For pilots who want to learn to fly a taildragger, the “Super D” is just as well suited.
The Super Decathlon goes back to the “Champion” of Aeronca from 1929. In 1971, the 8KCAB Decathlon came on the market. Pilots liked the symmetrical profile and 150 hp engine. In 1977 the Super Decathlon followed with 180 hp. In the late 1970s, Bellanca ceased production due to financial problems.
Since 1990 American Champion Aircraft took over the production of Super Decathlon in Wisconsin, USA. They added numerous modifications – i.e. the wing construction is now made of aluminum. The OE-AIM was bought as a new aircraft at the end of 2009 and has a new engine since 2018.
The Super Decathlon is used for UPRT training.