Undertaken by Hardy Cannon and his team at Cannon Field, this rare lightplane was restored in the early 1980s.

The C-3 prior to restoration.
The restored C-3 awaits its engine.

Used for training, the C-3 was noted for its gliding ability and gentle landing speeds. Wire bracing supported the wings. An enclosed cabin offered comfort for wintertime flying. Production ended in 1937.

The restored Aeronca C-3 flies in South Texas with aircraft of the era.

This aircraft now resides at Shannon Air Museum in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Likewise, a rare Stinson L-1 was restored at Cannon Field.

Production of the C-3 was halted in 1937, leading to the eventual design of the Aeronca L-3.

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