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HINDUSTAN Pushpak (N86273) - The OTHER 86273!!!  This one lacks the robust cruise speed of the F-16 in the other linked shot--AF 86273 (and the armament) but it carries TWO people!  And its lots of fun!  (Wish I could get the type code to show up as "Aeronca Chief" instead of "Hindustan Pushpak" though.)
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HINDUSTAN Pushpak (N86273)

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The OTHER 86273!!! This one lacks the robust cruise speed of the F-16 in the other linked shot--AF 86273 (and the armament) but it carries TWO people! And it's lots of fun! (Wish I could get the type code to show up as "Aeronca Chief" instead of "Hindustan Pushpak" though.)

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Alan HarderPhoto Uploader
There are (or were) two shots of 86273 posted--one of an Aeronca Chief, N86273, and one of an F-16, AF86273. The F-16 goes faster, but it only carries one person, so the Chief is clearly the better airplane! ;)>
Alan HarderPhoto Uploader
One more curiosity: the Pushpak!

The ICAO aircraft type code for an Aeronca Chief is "AR11." AR11 applies to 3 aircraft: "Aeronca Chief" "Aeronca Super Chief 11AC" and "Hindustan Pushpak." The Pushpak is actually an Aeronca Super Chief, but manufactured in India under license from Aeronca. Since it's listed last, evidently "Pushpak" is picked up from the code to display for ATC and FlightAware. It never fails to generate conversation with ATC at every handoff when I request flight following.
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