About the Aeronca L3 "Grasshopper"

Some 1400 Aeronca L-3s were built for the Army Air Corps through 1943. Used extensively for liaison, observation, and artillery spotting during WW II, the real importance of these airplanes to the military was immeasurable. After deteriorating in the Pacific Northwest weather for several years, this L-3 was restored to new condition by the museum’s volunteer staff.

Gift of Tom and Sarah Young.

Engine Continental  65 hp
Cruise speed  85 mph
Landing speed 45 mph
Empty Weight 820 lbs