Learn More About Steve Fossett’s Plane


Well, this is an aviation-related blog, so until special forces are looking for Mr Fossett, we should learn a little bit about Bellanca Citabria Super Decathlon.

The American Champion Citabria model was first produced in the US in 1964 for flight training purposes and personal use. It is capable of aerobatic stresses between +5 and -2 G (the power that effects your body during free falling is 1 G). The Citabria series production rights were owned by various companies throughout the decades. This particular model, the Decathlon was produced between 1970 and 1982 and later on it was brought back to the market in 1989 for some years.

It is a single engine plane with tandem seats in it. It is 7 m with 10,2 m wingspan. Its empty weight is 504 kg, cruise speed is around 205 km/h and its range is around 800 km.

Here is a video on CNN that explains more about the aircraft. It seems like a nice, safe one. Let’s hope Steve Fossett will be found soon and he is alive.

By Szafi
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3 Responses to “Learn More About Steve Fossett’s Plane”


  1. 1 Hmmm January 20, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Im guessing here will be more to this story some day. Theres no way that the plane can just disappear. Surely it was on radar and in those databases.
    Its too fishy that its all hushed and allowed to drop from the media, that any other time would torture us with coverage and interviews of every person the guy ever knew.
    Somethings definitely up with this.
    O and by the way his wife wanted him to be declared dead so she could resume their wealthy lifestyle?
    Err K

  2. 2 szafi January 20, 2008 at 11:31 am

    I agree with you, Hmmm. I also think he just wanted to get rid of the media, his wife or anything. I don’t know too much about his background. But one thing is true: during the quest for the disappeared plane, they even found a helicopter that crashed some 30 years ago. It is unbelievable they wouldn’t have found his plane if they really wanted to.

  3. 3 szafi February 25, 2008 at 11:03 am

    http://www.aopa.org/aircraft/articles/2008/080221fossett.html
    He was declared dead. Is it just me or do you also think this story has some hidden parts?


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