Super Decathlon Solo Rental!

You might be able to find other taildraggers in the area, but will you be able to rent any of them solo? Probably not! N878AC is a 2001 Super Decathlon which can be rented for solo flights with a Tailwheel Endorsement and airplane check out. This Super Decathlon is maintained in perfect condition. It is owned by Decathlon, LLC and leased back to OpenAir Flight Training at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO).

Wikipedia explains that the 8KCAB Super Decathlon is two-seat fixed conventional gear (tailwheel) airplane designed for flight training and personal use and capable of sustaining aerobatic stresses between +6g and -5g. The Super Decathlon entered production in the United States in 1970 as a more powerful and stronger complement to the Citabria line of aircraft.

Super Decathlon Specifications

The specs for the Super Decathlon are:

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Super Decathlon N878AC in its Hangar at Leesburg Executive Airport


• $160 hr rental wet

• 180 HP constant speed prop

• +6 to -5 Gs (but also 1 G)

• 2 minutes continuous inverted

• Stall speed 53 IAS (MPH)

• Takeoff roll 495 ft

• Landing dist. 425 ft

• Rate of climb 1280 ft/min

• Cruise 125 KTAS @ 9 gal/hr

• Landing speed 70 IAS (MPH)

• Vx 58 IAS (MPH)

• Vy 80 IAS (MPH)