Lucky lad gets to solo his family’s Aeronca C3

Looking for someone qualified to solo your 16 year old son in the family’s 1931 Aeronca C3 — who ya gonna call? Lorraine Morris, of course!

16 year old Hayden propping his family’s C-3, preparing to solo

Hey Judy,
Just wanted to let you know I soloed a friend’s son in his family’s Aeronca C3. He did a great job. His grandfather purchased this plane from the factory in 1931.  Here are some pictures!

Taxiing for solo


After landing


Hayden on Solo Day!

I got to do it cause there aren’t many instructors around that have flown one before! I am surely very fortunate.

Lorraine Morris

Poplar Grove, IL

I’m convinced Lorraine has the coolest friends. Here she is flying another friend’s C-3 last August.

“I got to hang out with a friend of ours and fly some of his cool old planes in August. I got to fly a PT23 and an Aeronca C3.”


1 Comment
  • Jerry Griggs
    Posted at 19:32h, 25 June Reply

    This is really neat. I’ve loved Aeronca’s all my life. I soloed my youngest daughter and her friend when they were 16. It was in my 1937 Aeronca K which immediatelly followed the C-3 series. It is especially neat this C-3’s been in the family since new.

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