The Aeronca 65 Super Chief has the capacity for one crew member and one passenger. The maximum speed is 109 mph. The Super Chief is equipped with a Continental A65 engine.
Consumer demand for more comfort, longer range, and better instrumentation resulted in the development of the Model 50 Chief in 1938. The aircraft was powered by Continental, Franklin, or Lycoming engine. The Model TC-65 Defender was a flight trainer version with its rear seat positioned nine inches higher than the front for better visibility.