With its elegant tasteful livery and stylish checkerboard bottom wing motif, Classic Airshows Super Chipmunk carries on the tradition of low-wing tandem style first set by the 200 Ranger STA of John Gosney. Mark Meredith’s classic DHC-1 Chipmunk airframe is a retro mashup of the Super Chipmunks flown by such greats as Hal Krier, Art Scholl and Skip Volk, and Gosney’s STA stylings.
The airshow experience delivered by Mark is a unique respite from and complement to the rapid-fire, high-energy routines of the modern carbon fiber aerobatic wonder weapon. It’s refreshingly old-school, a flowing display of energy management and aerobatic mastery, harkening back to a salient period in American aerobatics. Distinct from the muscle and smoke biplanes, hummingbirds on amphetamines and all but a handful of current airshow act choices, the Super Chippy will be a welcome addition to any airshow lineup, especially as an opener. At once lyrical and entrancing, this display will be the talk of your airshow.
Flying shows as a Spitfire-sleek single seater with the front cockpit covered, it is easily converted to a two seat configuration offering press day rides, a valuable asset to any airshow director. Round out your presentation by booking the nostalgic entertainment of Mark Meredith in the Super Chippy.
ACT DESCRIPTION: Airstart beginning with a dive from 2000′ to 1000′. Loud, with the throaty sound of 6 straight pipes. Fast entry with lots of engine smoke, pull to vertical, rolls and humpty bump followed by hammerhead. Show emphasizes graceful old-school aerobatics (not snappy maneuvers or tumbles). Sequence stays within 1200′ AGL from top to bottom, including loops/avalanche, half Cuban, cloverleaf, slow rolls, barrel roll, inverted, hammers and spins. Show can include music if the airshow is equipped.
START: In the Air
PERFORMANCE LENGTH: 7-8 minutes
MAX ALTITUDE: 2000′ AGL
BASE ALTITUDE: 800′ AGL
END: Exit in the air
REFUELING: 100LL, 15 gal per performance, 34 gal refill after airshow completion
ENGINE OIL: Aeroshell 15w50: 1 quart per performance
SMOKE OIL: 7 gal per performance