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7GCBC Citabria (Archerfield)

Additional costs

Classroom briefings:

Annual membership:

Booking cancellation fee:
$60.00 Instructional flight only

The aircraft hirer is responsible for any landing and en-route charges.

VH-NLK is hired at a wet rate from Amberley. For avgas fuel purchases made away from Amberley, the Aircraft hirer is responsible for paying the difference from the Amberley fuel price of $2.50 per litre.

Underpayments will be debited to the Aircraft Hirer’s account.


About the 7GCBC Citabria

The Citabria is a light single-engine, two-seat, fixed conventional gear airplane which entered production in the United States in 1964. Designed for flight trainingutility and personal use, it is capable of sustaining aerobatic stresses from +5g to -2g. Its name spelled backwards, “airbatic”, reflects this.

When the Citabria was introduced, it was the only airplane being commercially produced in the United States which was certified for aerobatics. Citabrias were also popular as trainers—because of their conventional gear and their aerobatic capabilities—and as personal aircraft. 

Champion introduced the 7GCBC in 1965. It was substantially similar to the 7GCAA of the same year, with a Lycoming O-320-A2B engine of 150 horsepower (110 kW), wood-spar wings, and spring steel main gear legs. The major differences between these two models are that the 7GCBC has a wingspan of 34.5 feet (10.5 m), 1-foot (0.30 m) longer than the 7ECA and 7GCAA, and carries wing flaps.

About VH-NLK

This aircraft requires a Tailwheel Design Feature endorsement, a minimum 100 hours total time and 10 hours tailwheel time along with a check flight with the owner (for insurances purposes) before being eligible to private hire VH-NLK. NLK will be available for advanced training for pilots who do not yet meet these requirements, and necessary endorsements can be achieved on NLK.

For more information and to arrange conversion training please contact RAFC OPSO.