- The Decathlon traces its lineage back to the Aeronca Champ, by way of the Citabria.
- In the early 1960s the airport offered flying lessons for $ 12 an hour, using circa 1939 Aeronca Champs as trainers.
- Pilot Robert Hargrave, 73, was heading south from Georgia to Boca Raton, Florida, in an Aeronca Champ when he violated the 30-mile-( 48-kilometer-) wide ring of restricted airspace over the Melbourne rally, Brevard County sheriff's Lt . John Coppola said.
- The Aeronca Champ and Piper Cub were both heavily used for training, as well as personal use, and the two were each other's closest competitors in the postwar market ( no other comparable plane came close in popularity during the 1940s, until the advent of the very different Cessna 140 ).