dp boss @ aol.com need lf wing for 415c nice pg
I'm hoping and dreaming of owning one of these super little planes one day. But first my wife wants the new house and she says I already have enough toys so something must go first. Darn.... Poppy14490@aol.com
Hi Artie, Nice webpage, pretty plane, wrong N#. ;-(
Good info on our Coupes Artie. Bob Caspary N99590 415D / 1946
I used to own N2567H, 25 years ago. Someday I'll own another Coupe. One of my prized possessions is the picture of my Coupe autographed by Fred, himself! John Twitchell email@example.com
First heard of the Ercoupe only a few days ago when I saw a derelict one parked at RWI (Rocky Mount Wilson Airport, NC), and was trying to find out what it was. A friend of mine posted a picture of it on www.airliners.net
Soloed my66 Alon A2 last Thursday. Got my ticket in a 140 Piper the Thursday prior. Have discovered my Alon to be a dream of a flying machine. Great coupe page. Safe skies....
Great site for info. It looks good, and the links, and owner/buyer page are very good too. I find these planes interesting, and would like to fly in one.
Hello from Perth, Western Australia. I don't think there are too many 'coupes "down under"...One day I'll get me a damn 'plane...just can't decide between a 'coupe, or an Antonov An-2! I like the 'coupe illustrations on your site. Australia isn't as aviation minded as the USA, I don't know why... could just be the population difference. Any flyers passing thru Perth are welcome to stop-a-while at our place. Regards from Allan Churn. (08)9451.3159 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS IS A GREAT PAGE BROUGHT A LOT OF FOND MEMORIES I WILL VISIT THIS SECTION OF THE WEB AGAIN
Art!!!!! I stumbled onto your page, it looks great. Quick quiz....Lowell Tonding's strip, a Luscombe, with you and yours truly!! Email me if you get a chance, I'd love to talk to you! Take care, Chris Jella' email@example.com
I had a 1947 Ercoupe with a friend. It was the most fun flying and working on that ever had. But things happen and 94670 is now in some one else's hands. We Used it as a fire spotter in Fla. in 98 before we had to sale it. Lee Diver
Ercoupes ROCK! Nice site...
Zach Bair N41889 Serial #119 http://ercoupe.stratosphere.net
I want my first plane to be Ercoupe... after I get to solo. Hope to see you later. Father Rob Henley STFRAN@freeway.net
GREETINGS FROM TORONTO ONTARIO CANADA. I HAVE ERCOUPE #4666 C-FXJK. BOB.
Enjoyed the pictures of your Coupe.
Bob Caspary N99590 1946-415D Apple Valley, CA.
Haven't flown for 25 years. Cut my teeth on a 60' Piper colt 108. Looking to fly again in an Ercoupe From all I see, it won't be a bad mistake.
Nice site for all who love coupes, and babes. firstname.lastname@example.org
I really wanted a YAK 52 until I read about the "BABE MAGNET". There is an Ercoupe near my home, maybe it's for sale? I hope so!!!
Nice plane. Real nice. Also nice to put a face to the guy on the EMail list! Hope to have an Ercoupe of my own soon. - Glen Ward email@example.com
great page ... nice to put a face and picture with a name when reading the Ercoupe emails ..regards from Canada Jim Browne ... C FGFC 415CD sn 4861
Have found an Ercoupe for sale so was trolling the web for info. thnx. Earl
I like your web site but I like everything about coupes. I am on my second one 99350 I had sold mine 2 years ago and had missed it ever since. I purchased 99350 three weeks ago. I have it based at Hazard Ky. keep up the good work on the site Mike Hazelrigg
Hi, Art. Just passing through. Nice page.
Ed Burkhead firstname.lastname@example.org
Erbin Baumgardner, Tennessee Wing Leader e-mail email@example.com Just had first Smokey Mountain Fly-In Sat. Oct. 30 at Athens, TN. Great Success! 13 Ercoupe from six states: TN, GA, FL, VA, KY, SC and other aircraft flew in for event from IN and NC. We'll probably do it again next year.
Great page! Keep it up. I always love to read anything about the Ercoupe. I have own N94376 1946 415-c for several years now and would not consider another owning another type. Bill Johnson MSgt. USAF (RET)
Dear Artie, You have a wonderful web page . I have been flying for about 47 years I flew in Korea . at that time I flew a Douglas Skyraider, and after that I flew a C-46 for a long time. When I returned I bought a Stinson 108-3 and put many hours on it . I gave up flying for a long time, now I am looking for a Ercoupe. what are the restrictions on these and do you need a special license to fly one of these. My wife wants to learn to fly, but does not know what type of license she needs for this type of airplane ? I have over 2000 hours in the air in Single and Multi-Engine air craft.( Land based only ) I got my inst rating in the C-46 in 1957. I would like to get back in to flying and I think that the Ercoupe would be a good plane for my wife and me ( I am used to flying aircraft with rudder pedals and controllable pitch props ) how much would it take to get re-certified for the Ercoupe .thank you for any comments and Ill keep in touch . Hope you have good flying and keep that bird in the air it looks like a lot of fun , You can reach me at my E mail address , I live in Ohio , not many Ercoupes Here ? E Mail is Plato@raex.com . I am 63 Yrs old .and would like to fly again. Of course their is nothing like flying the old Skyraider. but the Coupe looks like it would be economical to fly and maintain . All the best in the future. Plato
I am the son of Don Kelso that owned N99115. He flew out of Sullivan in Columbus OH in the 50s and up till 1961. Mom made him sell it before I was born. Any info on this plane or the successive owners would be very grateful to me.
Hello! I do not own an Ercoupe, but I will someday...this will more than likely be when I have a job (I'm a graduate student). I really like your page. I'm trying to learn as much as possible about this wonderful little flying machine. Your web site is great! Keep up the good work! Can I have a ride in your plane? I'm in Michigan, if you're ever in the area. Have a fantastic day!
Hello! I do not own an Ercoupe, but I will someday...this will more than likely be when I have a job (I'm a graduate student). I really like your page. I'm trying to learn as much as possible about this wonderful little flying machine. Your web site is great! Keep up the good work! Can I have a ride in your plane? I'm in Michigan, if you're ever in the area. Have a fantastic day! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. My name is Chris. Hope to hear from you sometime!
Harold J. Deverick Orchard Hill,Ga email@example.com
Very nice job on the site. Know of any planes of the type for sale in the southeast?
Your web site is excellent. I was at Sun-n-Fun for several years in the early 90's and met Fred Weick at the Ercoupe booth.
Skipper Barfield Ercoupe 99398 firstname.lastname@example.org
Great site, and great plane
Bobercoupe@aol.com N99590 APV / CA
Oh, the horror of it all! And Ron's 'coupe even won "Best Ercoupe" at Casa Grande 1999! His bird is still one of the funest, and noisiest, airplanes to fly (even noisier than a bellowing Yak). Jim "Babe Magnet" Ivey
Hello. Nice page! I am a graduate student, 25, and I spend my spare time looking at planes. It must be great to ride around with the "convertible top" down! My father owns a 1954 t-28B that I've been riding around in since 1985, but we generally keep the canopy closed. If your ever in Grand Rapids Michigan, let me know! Maybe we could swap rides sometime! Nice plane! Nice sight! ~~Chris email@example.com
Very nice site and the info accurate. I am 74 yrs. young and am flying a 1946 415D N48E. It is my sixth Ercoupe. Ralph Bartholow bartholow @netzero.com .
Enjoyed your site. Great Pix of a beautiful bird! R.A.N. Ohio
Congratulations on a very nice Ercoupe site. I too had the privilege of meeting Uncle Fred at Sun-n-Fun. We talked about Ercoupes. He asked me, "how long have you owned yours?" I said, "about 10 years." He said, "that's about how long I had mine." A few months later, he was gone.
Best Regards, G. C. (Skipper) Barfield III Ercoupe 99398 Columbus, GA
I'm an old duff, who flew an Ercoupe, that I bought from Dick Nolan, Greeley, Colo. back in the late 50's. I was a member of the Bahamas Flying Club back then, the Ercoupe was a 75 Cont. with cloth wings, it original was dual control, but I had it converted to rudder pedals, I loved that plane, but lost it to Hurricane Betsy, we use to fly all over the islands and was part of the original Bahamas Air Sea Rescue team, my license #in the Bahamas was #150, so you can see we didn't have too many pilots in those days we flew out of the old RAF field in Nassau, not Windsor, we had our own abandon field and club house but all things come to an end. But I still have fond memories of that old Ercoupe. Regards G392339aol,com
Great page! Keep it up. Bill Johnson Sikeston, Mo. Owner of 1946 415-c N94376
Loved the site! Paul N2409H 1946 415C
Hi there. Nice site. Kenton Quint Quint@udata.com
Great site! I never really thought of 'coupe as a chick magnet, though. My father who has had two, now has a Navion, says I should get an Ercoupe for my first plane. Soon as I sell off my various car projects, I am going to get one. Later. Mike Letsom, firstname.lastname@example.org
I enjoyed reading your web. site. I flew a 172 for about 250 hours and sold it. 25 years later I now have a coupe and have more fun in it than I ever had in the Cessna. Not as much room and a lot more runway, but a tremendous flying machine. My wife and I love it. This is the last airplane I will probably ever own and I love it.
Lonny Gunther Ocean Shores, Washington email@example.com
I'm Jim Phelps.. I enjoy your page and the comments from your visitors. I own a 1946 Ercoupe 415C ,80hp. 2749H. I live at Lorenzo NE. You can see my plane on RIDGERUNNERS web page. My dad sold the plane new to a neighbor bought it back in 56 sold it 6mo later bought it back 1972. I first flew in this plane when I was 12 yrs. old, I'm now 65.
Jim Phelps again--I have the exact same model as you use for your page. It's still complete in the box. Don't know if I'll ever put it together.
My e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for putting this informative site together. For the novice like myself, I have read and reread the information. Thank you again, George Beardsley
Great site! I'm interested in coups and trying to find out as much as I can. Want to know what kind of strip length I need as a rough estimate at sea level average air density. Good stuff on your page! email@example.com John
Great stuff Artie! Really appreciate seeing your interest in the Coupe. We have been flying our 1946 - 415D (converted from a C) since 1987. There is just nothing that compares to the Ercoupe. After flying high-wing taildraggers in Alaska for 15 years, we find the Coupe "IT". Doug and Fran Fowler, N99170 firstname.lastname@example.org
The story of the Ercoupe was most interesting and enjoyable!!
Thank you for the time you put into the program. It is very well done.
Glenn Powell St. Petersburg, Florida
DATE: 01/10/00 TIME:11:56 PM COMMENTS: Like your unique Display. I own N94439 415-G Ercoupe. email@example.com.
Enjoyed your 'coupe info. I am getting ready to sell my Comanche 180 and replace it with an Ercoupe. Ercoupe owners seem to be every bit as clannish as Comanche owners, a very good thing for those of us taking our first steps toward ownership of one of these fascinating little birds.
Thanks for your efforts--
Bill Herridge Gatesville, Texas
I owned a 1948 model back in the early seventies and thoroughly enjoyed flying it, however, I never did get to where I felt comfortable landing in a crosswind. Just by accident came across your web page and you have done a beautiful job of giving tribute to a truly unique plane. J Watson
Great web site.... I also have a Ercoupe....N93880...took 5 1/2 years to rebuild it...only part left from the original coupe is from the rear window to the tail cone....everything else had to be replaced.....took my time and did it right....I really like this plane design and would do it all over again to get it flying....she has been flying since Oct 95 and have enjoyed every minute of it. Shelton Cason firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nice site Artie. Good info on the Ercoupe. You should consider writing a story of one or more of your trips in the 'Coupe. Blue Skies ! av8bil@Mindspring.com
Nice looking at Ercoupes again. As an ex-pilot of Ercoupe 2942H, it felt good to see that the coupe is still flying. I wonder where my 2492H is???
Searched my way into your site with www.google.com. considering purchase of 1946 415C and enjoyed visiting your site. Bookedmarked for later.
Cheers, Glenn Greenhalgh www.windsock.net
Artie, I'm honored just to e-mail someone who was in the same room with Fred Weick! I hope you continue to enjoy your Coupe for years to come. Spike Kavalench Winnipeg CF-JGW
EAA Chapter 304 in Jackson Michigan is restoring an Ercoupe. The project is nearing completion.
We are trying to find replacement wing root leading edge fairings. If you have or know of an available set in usable condition, please let me know.
Thanks for your help.
Nice page, nice coupe! Hope to meet you around the hangar sometime. Chuck Rosenfeld 415-C N3773H, Corvallis, OR
Nice web-site. l enjoyed cruising it. l have owned 2 coupes, 1st one in 1952. Was away from flying for a few yrs, then went back as a bush pilot for a logging and construction co. Flew C47(DC-3) during WW2.Was discharged from the reserve in 1952 so missed out on the Korean mess. l am 78 yrs. and have held Comm. Multi-engine since 1952.Bought my 2nd Coupe 18mos ago and sure glad to be back in the saddle. Keep up the good work. Mel email@example.com
Hi there, I've never owned an Ercoupe, but I grew up in an Ercoupe family. My father was crazy about them from about age 18. I think I still have photos of the flying Ercoupe models he built on the farm. After he returned from WWII he completed his A&P. But soon discovered that many more cars were on the road then planes. At least more then the Dalles airport in Oregon. On to a lifetime of working on auto. Some how he managed to own four of them and I remember how the people on our street in Portland Or would react each fall when he and my mother would pull one home for the winter. He started me flying at age eight, sitting on a pillow in a Taylorcraft. Wally Olson (evergreen airport vanc.wa) my first instructor. My dad has been gone for three yrs now. I wish I had an Ercoupe. I have discovered two of the coupes we had upon finding the Ercoupe pages. I printed both and gave them to my mom. Ercoupes, the friendly people who fly and the future owners of all these special birds I think must be the care takers of many, many fond memories.
Ralph Michael Pitman
I have been out of flying since 1981 but have decided to get back in. A fellow has a C/D Ercoupe (I guess that means it was built in 1946 or 1947) which he wants to sell but I have no details as yet except he says it is coming out of annual. It has fabric covered wings (I think all C/D's were that way originally. Any special things I should look out for? He is asking $14900 and I will be looking around to see if it is a fair price. I learned to fly at Flabob here in Riverside, CA and had some time in just about everything up to Lodestars and twin beeches by the time I was about 21 but I remember having a lot of fun for about 15 hours in an Ercoupe. Regards - Larry K. Reynolds firstname.lastname@example.org
It's interesting site. I was looking for info on packing main bearings and parts such as bearings, etc. Thanks, frank jenkins email heinly @ earthlink .com
I am from Tenn. I just got a 46 Ercoupe it need so work but I think it will be worth it. I enjoy your web page.
A great little fun plane. Burt Sliker, Swain, NY,
I owned N3460H back in the seventies; it was a '48 E model. I'd be interested to find out if anyone knows its whereabouts. I anticipate that I'll be in the market for a coupe soon, most likely an Alon or M-10. My e-mail address is email@example.com if you have information or chat. Thanks for an interesting page. Chuck Sullivan
Hi Artie, What a great web site, been flying since 1966, got my license in the UK. Have flown mostly Pipers and Cessna's also Tiger Moths ! Have been living in Florida since 84, am semi-retired but work at local airport. Never thought much about Ercoupes until I met the owner of one at the airport, he has asked me many times to fly with him and get acquainted with the Ercoupe, at last I am hoping to do just that in the next couple of days. Having found the Ercoupe web site, I'm hooked !!! Never owned a plane, but at 68 am now hoping to get my hands on a good Ercoupe. Keep up the good work, Capt Glan Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Vernon, been flying Aircoupes since 1961. Have owned an Alon A2 from 1971 for twenty years. Sold it 1991 to buy a Mooney Cadet, (big mistake). Sold it 1996 and bought an Alon A2A, had it for three years now. Best airplanes ever, I am a retired airline captain with over 12,000 hours, was with British Airways. See you all in 2000 at Maryland. You can e-mail me at email@example.com
Like your page.... especially the YAK story...I hang out at West Texas sometimes.... think I'll bring it up..... ask him if Phil will let him use his coupe occasionally....
Your web page is great. The first airplane I flew as a student was a 415C with rudder pedals and an 85 hp engine. The 415c is a great airplane. The question I have is did anyone ever connect the rudder pedal conversion to the nose wheel so it can be steered with your feet.
Enjoyed your page. I met Uncle Fred at Sun-n-Fun and am so glad that I did. Best regards, Skipper Barfield Ercoupe 99398
A nice site...Informative
My name is Rudy Preus and I am a retired Canadian Air Force pilot. My hobby is Stained Glass and my Three Dimensional Stained Glass Aircraft may be of interest to your guests. If anyone wishes to view my work, please visit me at http://mars.ark.com/~stellar/ . I found this page because a lady has asked me to build and Ercoupe out of glass.
TRYING TO EDUCATE MY SELF ON ERCOUPES....PRESENTLY FLYING A EXP. AND SHOPPING FOR A COUP.........
BOB CAPOZZI SWEETWATER TN
You have done a great job on your Coupe page. I really enjoyed reading and viewing it. firstname.lastname@example.org I have 415C 3033H and enjoy flying it a great deal.
Neat site. Although I have an L4 Cub, I've always had a soft spot for the Ercoupe. Now, there's one in a local hanger, needs a new spar, going cheap.... CPL_Jenkins@hotmail.com
I just hope I'm not too big to get in one some day!.........email@example.com
I really like your site. I got a lot of good information about the Ercoupe, things I didn't know. I am looking to get my license this summer and am interested in the Ercoupe. Great job. Scott Cummings(http://members.odyssey1.net/scummin/default.htm)
Nice web page. Have owned two coupes and am looking for the third. Nothing like them. Doug
Hi, guys and gals. I happened on your site more by accident than design, but I am happy that I did. I have been a coupe fan since I was a kid (58 now) and have built a number of models over the years. Have two r/c model kits (48 inch and 90 inch) which will be built in the near future. Had a great time at Oshkosh in '98 and will be back this year. Might get to see your plane there? I like the site, plenty of info and great pics. Regards Geo P. Ulyate e-mail gu @ paradise.net.nz
Nice site! I have owned my 'Coupe for 11 yrs and been a pilot for 47yrs. I have a 415-C ser# 3248 N2623H . Always enjoy reading about Ercoupes! Craig Hinton
Learned to fly in a J-3 and Ercoupe many years ago. Knew then that someday I had to own a coupe. Have had Alon A2-A N5464F for about five years and love it.Dave
I think you did a great job giving anyone the basics on the Ercoupe!! But why not tell things people need to know about owning an Ercoupe,( pricing,reliability,getting parts,what to look for and look out for) I'm a determined 23 year old with a college degree and I hold a private at this time with 120+ logged hrs. I'm determined to get me ATP and fly for a living anything anywhere!! just as long as I fly!! I'm looking into buying a Ercoupe but I do not know anyone that has one or that knows a lot of detail about them.
thanks determined- wesly weeks ps may your medical never run out!!!!
Very good 'Coupe site! i just bought a '46 CD, 90hp/ N99610....looking forward to flying her after wings are recovered. Hope to see you at D.C....again, very nice site! Flyboytoys@aol.com
Hello, I never flew a plane in my life, but my young retired friend "Ray" has. He always talks very fondly of the "Ercoupe" he owned and flew many years ago. Bet if Ray got a short e-mail from one of you, "Birds of the same feather", well......it would make this newfangled internet stuff seem more fun to him! Ray ..... "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Thanks: Steve in NJ
Beautiful page I have a Ercoupe 415C s/n 2293 1946 Registration CC-PGB please contact me email@example.com
Hello artie: you have a wonderful web page and the ercoupe is one of my log book entry that i love JIM
My name is Aaron and I am lucky enough to fly an Ercoupe 415-C based in Victoria BC. FJGK. best plane i've ever flown. If anyone can hook me up with a "JATO" unit i'll be glad to use it. big joke
Enjoyed! Nancy Cullen, N3052G
Nice to see information about this interesting airplane.
im a ercoupe shopper..just havent found the right one yet..sure do enjoy the sites... BOB CAPOZZI SWEETWATER TN
Agent firstname.lastname@example.org Ron W Guthrie,Pobox 157,cambridge,oh43725. 740 432 7181 nite,800 285652 days have a 1946 415 d N3619H. had 1948tt w/308 since major. Bt 6/17/99 and happy to say has 2045 on it now.No rudders and just the basics.What Nav equiptment fits and can it be bought used? Yours looks great.Mines similar in red ,black and white.
Great website! I worked at ERCO where they built Ercoupes at one time and I am going back there for the Ercoupe 2000 Convention. Conniem5@yahoo.com
Great site. Very friendly, much like the 'coupers I've met. "Babe Magnet" can be personally verified by me, in that, my wife is seriously considering letting us get a 'coupe! Any clean ones available that you know of? As far as I can tell, later models are better. Is this generally true?
Dear Artie thanks for your Web site, I have enjoyed reading your visiters comments, I also am a Ercoupe owner, mine is a 1946 415c model c-fjhs, I live in Langley.British Columbia. Canada.my ercoupe is hangared in Abbotsford. B.C. I have owned it since Sept of last year,TTSN is 1515.7 hrs the engine sounds normal and climbs at sea level at 500 ft per minute, I have to purchase manuals, I have one fault to correct at this time, that is the left fuel tank cap vents gas at climb out when tanks are with in 2 inches of full, I would like to hear from anyone that have had and cured this problem. Thanks. Ron.
WHAT A GRACEFUL LOOKING BIRD
about the spill of gas through the left fuel cap. This is a 'non fixable behaviour' depending of you fuel system. On a climb gas flows out of the header tank into the left tank. Physics. Fix is not to fill it all the way up. Simple. I fought with this for a while on my 415 and just gave up. You can alter the fuel system to the later model non vented one , but spill so much gas first that it is worth the cost for the rebuild. Hartmut, San Francisco. N3330H
Very much enjoyed your site! Used to have Forney F1 1957 Aircoupe, lost it in the major windstorm to strike Tomball Texas Hooks Airport (1986 civil aviation disaster, 450 planes lost out of 600 on field), where it was finishing its annual. Just got 1946 Ercoupe 415-C, reconditioning since it lacks logs, will get renumbered and start its history over with a grand and glorious future. Please keep me in touch with any updates. Godspeed and great flying! John Trowbridge email@example.com
Hi: nice site, I at one time owned a coupe and am thinking of buying another, such a great airplane.(without pedals)Right now I fly a Europa which I built. I still love the ercoupe.Keep em flying. Jim Stoveken firstname.lastname@example.org
Very cool sight, I have been interested in Ercoupes for a long time.
My name is Larry Cook.I own a 1946 415C in Fremont,Michigan 3FM.I love my coupe and I enjoyed your site. My e-mail is email@example.com
Nice site. Took a ride in one today with a freind. It was great, he let me fly it and it was just SO easy to fly!!!
Thanks for taking the time and effort to put up your website on the Ercoupe. We cannot let this great airplane become forgotten with time.
John Kucab firstname.lastname@example.org
Soy aeromodelista y busco informacion de las medidas y planos de este estupendo avion. Por favor si alguien puede ayudarme, enviar info. al e-mail email@example.com Prometo enviar fotos del modelo terminado y volando a todos los interesados. Agradeciendo de antemano su cooperacion:
R.F.S Puerto Montt, Chile --- 25/julio/2000
good site my grandpa is the owner of a 1949 ercoupe club-air, 415G.
I earned my Private in A 1946 Ercoupe with an 85hp engine I had 250 hrs in it when we sold it in 1960 My plane was painted just the same as the one pictured Robert Brobst E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Howdy. Jerry Crenshaw. 1281 North Franklin St. Russell, KS 67665. 785-483-3623. email@example.com 415 G. 1949. One of the last ones built. S#5037
Howdy. Jerry Crenshaw. 1281 North Franklin St. Russell, KS 67665. 785-483-3623. firstname.lastname@example.org 415 G. 1949. One of the last ones built. S#5037
would like to buy one with lessons, San Fernando Valley, Calif.Williamgoldsmith@hotmail.com
Excited about finding this info pertaining to Ercoupes on the internet. My dream is to someday own an Ercoupe
wayne Hamblen MT.Juliet TN. 37122
Great web site. Very informative. My dad had a 415C
Great web site, very informative. My dad had a 415C when I was kid. Some of my best memories are in a Ercoupe.
Great pictures of a GREAT little airplane. I hope to own one someday. My son (soloed 6 months before his accident) was injured in a motorcylcle accident. He is now in a wheelchair. His love of flying though, has never been greater. Hopefully we can find an Ercoupe that has not been converted with rudder pedals so he may again experience the freedom flight can bring. Thanks for a wonderful page. Skip@transriskservices.com
GREAT website for a GREAT airplane! How does one go about buying one?
GREAT website for a GREAT airplane! How does one go about buying one? Patrick Thompson email@example.com
HiGuys, greetings from New Zealand. I have had a thing for Ercoupes since I was a kid. Was fortunate anough to visit Oshkosh (1998-2000) and photograph Coupes by the dozen. Met a Coupe owner ,Mike Abrahams, who was kind enough to send me some modelplans,have visions of a quarter scale rc model.Plans well under way, but need u/c details, cast main leg drawings would be a bonus. Know of two Coupes in New Zealand. One flying, one not. Can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org Keep those Coupes in the air, regards George Ulyate
Very nice site. I used to own a 415-C with a converted 85 H.P Cont., belleville landing gear. flat hat shelf and bubble windshield. The wings were from Forney and metal skinned. Had to sell but would surely like to run it down and see if it still exists. The number was "N99974". Anyone know if it still around? Tjhanks for the nice site. JDAVIS7787@AOL.Com
G'day all, My experience with this aircraft dates to 1946 when my brother-in-law purchased a new one for $3500! I was a budding private pilot and would rent the airport owner's Ercoupe to fly "formation" with him. Great fun! Now, at age 72, I am about to fly to the mid-west to accompany my son who is purchasing an F-1. I can't believe this is happening, but we will fly (god willing) this nifty aircraft to New England, its new home, and then I will return to Az.
Does anyone out there have info in re: Luggage capabilities of the F-1?? I have only a vague memory of this as I never left the immediate area in this airplane. Help? Where is luggage stored? Is it available in flight?
great site-- the Hunt family in Mi are also Ercoupe fans... My grandfather started out with 2 ercoupe's in the 1940's-- N3932H and N2956H. my dad had a 46' coupe in the 70's also N2731H which is the plane i soloed in. We love coupes!! dad would like to buy back N2956H because it was his favorite back then... mabe one day.. Ted Hunt email@example.com
Nice to see so much good work done for these great little planes. Martin Andrews Ercoupe N99200
WE, MY WIFE AND I HAVE OWNED CFJHS FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND REALLY ENJOY FLYING IT, WE HAVE ONLY MADE SHORT TRIPS SO FAR. BUT ENJOY FLYING AROUND THE LOCAL AIRFIELDS. THE LONGEST HAS BEEN TO VANCOUVER ISLAND TO VISIT WITH FREINDS. REGARDS TO ALL COUPERS. ANN & RON STANDING. STARANN@DOWCO.COM
Artie: The'coupe has always been one of my favorites, along with the Globe Swift. I started my aviating by polishing one at Morgantown Airport, WV in the early 50's. NevrDull. Remember that? I can also confirm that an Aircoupe (Ercoupe) was used to test rocket assist. I used the video in a television show I made for the Sec. Air Force five years ago. Awesome!! Crazy, too.
Jim Slade ABC News
i love ercoupes, my dad had one when i was a child and my dream is to have one myself one day.
Enjoyed your website and pictures!! I own N5464F a 1967 Alon. firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoyed your website and pictures!! I own N5464F a 1967 Alon. email@example.com
I had my first flight in an Ercoupe as a kid of 14 in 1948. Toronto Island airport. One was on display at Simpson's Department store at the time.
I've always enjoyed the memory and I enjoyed your website. thanks.
Lock Johnston, Hillsdale Ontario,Canada
great site yes the ercoupe is great and easy to fly. I have two one a 415c/d 85hp and one a 415c 75hp 49h went to golden west 2000 and 58h went to copperstate 2000 both are in annueal and are for sale do to my desire to build a rv9a doug a firstname.lastname@example.org 707-527-7615
What an enjoyable sight. Thanks for all your efforts to make it so. Blue skies to ya, Phil Cataldo, Tiger Flight
nICE WEB...THANKS FOR SHARING IT WITH ME...wAYNE
I can attest the ease of flying an ercoupe - I landed one when I was 13 - in a snowstorm - on a dirt road w crosswinds. My dad didn't have his heart attack until AFTER we we down...
I have always loved the coupe altho i learned to fly in a piper 140 i still like the coupe. Have never flown one.
Dallas Tidwell 8212 Eagle Creek Dr. Louisville, Ky. 40222
Enjoyed your website and hope to read more about you. I drive an Alon F5464F when it is not in the shop as is usually the case. Many happy flights to you and a blessed Christmas. email@example.com
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Hi, I'm John in Casper, a recently retired Refinery Labortory Sup./Student pilot, looking for an ecnomical, fun aircraft. I have studied many Kit/plans built possibilities, but am still intrigued by the Ercoupe. My address is Wyoichabod@ aol.com.
Sam Walton (yes, Wal-Mart's Sam) bought a 1948 415E, so he could learn to fly. He used it to visit between stores in scattered locations. John-Olav Johnsen of Albuquerque extensively refurbished one of these excellent models, N94783; the Japanese came in summer 2000 to take pictures and detailed measurements for ..... you guessed it, a scale model to be marketed through Wal-Mart. Look for "Sam's Coupe" maybe during 2001. N94783 won Coupe Nationals in 1996 or so -- truly a beauty, so ask to look her over when you see me at a fly-in. John Trowbridge Houston
You have an interesting web site. Thanks for letting me visit. I have half ownership in a '46 415C. We hanger at Wayne Nebr. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Morgan
I accidentley found your site as I was reveiwing paint jobs for the "coupe". I've just purchased a 1959 Forney and want to repaint it. I will spend more time on your site. The coupe is a fun VFR plane to fly.
Hi Art; Nice page. Good work! I have progressed from aeronca 7AC in 1960 to 150 to 172 to 175 to 182 to present ercoupe N2869H. Thinking seriously about a 415-E half way through restoration. Fred hensley PGD florida
Thanks for an informative site about Ercoupes..
I'm researching them right now, even though I don't even have my license yet.... May get a 'coupe to do the training...
Any advice is welcome: email@example.com
They look like great little planes!
Norm Carrigg, Ercouper wannabe
Nice site. Kind regards Coert Munk / PH-NCE c/n 4765
Started looking for a very good coupe two weeks ago. Nice page-Ernie Connor
Hi I have a picture around here somewhere with me standing next to an Ercoupe in Death Valley about 1958. If I can find it Id like to know who owns the plane now. Im looking for the picture. Ive flown them and they are fun! Harry Rountree email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi I have a picture around here somewhere with me standing next to an Ercoupe in Death Valley about 1958. If I can find it Id like to know who owns the plane now. I'm looking for the picture. I've flown them and they are fun! Harry Rountree email email@example.com
bill shy I have Ercoupe 2663h it has a 75 hp engine I have just have just did a overhaul on my engine with a new crank it is back together now and it flies great bill
Good info on the Coupe. I owned a 46 415D (N99590) that was destroyed last year. Loved that little Coupe. Bought an Alon A-2 (N6373V) to replace it. Love it but hate the rudder pedals.
Bob Caspary Victorville, CA Director EOC Region #7
Just happened on your site. Not a flier myself, but very interested in the coordinated steering deal. Heck, maybe I could learn to fly one! I remember when I was a kid in about 1946, my dad would drive out and we would sit and watch airplanes take off and land at a small field near northern Chicago. I know we saw some Aircoupes. Dad always wanted to fly, but never could afford it. --jer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Excellent page. I have an Alon that is grounded because of overheating rear cylinders. Several A&E's have looked at and no one has a clue. Your bird looks beautiful. email@example.com
Had 414-C # 4315 in 1949-51 before Joining Marines. Kept it at Hybla Valley in VA when stationed at Quantico.Was flying in area near USMC air base and was given green biscuit to land. Line cheif parked me under wing of F7F.Went in to see O.D. and was about to be chewed out for being in air space. Line cheif came in and said I was lucky to be on ground, both wing tanks were almost dry. I had six gallons in cowl tank, but it saved my chewing out. Left plane overnight and have picture of it by hanger.
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Took most of my private instruction an the Alon A-2, got my licence in the bird and logged another couple hundred hours in it in the most enjoyable flying I have ever done. What a fun little bird!
April 14, 2001 I am ex-owner of sn 3741 (1946) N3116H 415-C Had it from about 1967 to 1984 and put perhaps 1500 hours on it. Many fly ins with the So Calif wing of EOC. If it is still flying, it would be 54 years old. Last known at Whitman field, Pacoima, CA, and owned by Deo Witt. Chuck Ferris, 3050 M st, Merced, CA 95348 Chasferris@aol.com
Not a Coupe owner yet, but I will be soon.
I had the pleasure of flying in a Ercoupe in the early 50's with Mr Blum of Millersburg, Ohio. Mr Blum chewed tobacco and had a brass spitoon sitting on the flat floor between the seats. I flew several times with him and he never missed it. I also got to fly in a Cessna 120, J-3, Taylorcraft and a Funk, but the view from the Coupe was the best. My Father learned to fly on the GI bill and all the pilots at the field knew me and knew it was OK to take me with them. I probably got more flying time than he did. As you can see I was a very lucky child. Hope you enjoy my story, it sure is hard to believe that I am 62 yrs old now, but I cherish those memories. Bye, Doug Burnett
I TOO HAVE ALWAYS ADMIRED THE ERCOUPE,NO PILOTS license but as a young man I built a few models of it.Its good to see its still going strong. Edward H. Lechner Jr. email firstname.lastname@example.org Beautiful website,thanks.
In 1972, I bought serial #86, #37119, for $1,300.00 She had a new engine (345 hours). It was tied up on a dairy farm in Northern Kentucky. An electric fence was placed around the plane to keep the cattle from eating the fabric wings. I flew it for several years, and sold it to a man from Waynesville, Ohio.
I took the 3,500 from the ercoupe, and bought into a Cherokee six. From 4 gallons an hour to fourteen. BIG mistake.
Received my license in 1947, and still have an interest in flying. Yours is a fine site.
Bill Stith, email@example.com.
I enjoy your site! I am a retired non-flyer who has had flying (and Ercoupes particularly) in my blood since I did a lot of right seat flying as a 12-year-old in '46. Circumstances never seemed to allow me the funds to fly, but I still dream of a license, an Ercoupe, and some fun VFR hopping around. Meanwhile, I am a novelist with two published and the third underway. While my books are not about flying, I usually have my protagonist flying. And this one will be flying an Ercoupe into a couple of "hairy" situations. Can someone give me some info, such as facts on max. speed, cruise, stall speed, etc. for a 415-C with an O-200 engine and wheel pants? To all you Coupers, keep 'em up there! And count your blessings! Roger Naylor, Laguna Woods, CA R-JNaylor@Juno.com
Excellent site. I am presently considering purchasing an Ercoupe and your information was just what I needed so I would at least know what questions to ask, etc.
I'll be back.
Tony Coleman firstname.lastname@example.org
dreaming of airplane ownership and got to fly one one day.I think it would be a great little airplane for my husband and I.The cost of maintaining a plane scares me to death but I think sites like this will help people like myself.Kim Naberhaus,Cincinnati Ohio
I enjoyed your site and photos. I had an Ercoupe back in the middle 60's. A friend and I flew around to different places here in Louisiana. email@example.com
Had a 415C from '68-'72. It was a fun flier--great toy.
Nice site. Took my instruction in '70 Mooney Cadet. Great flying little plane! firstname.lastname@example.org
Artie, Great sight!!! Phil"Sunny"Cataldo Tiger Flight
Hi Art, Nice page, I'm selling my cherokee140 and looking for a good coupe. I flew one in England some years ago and never forgot the fun i had.
interesting reading, nice pic's, learned something about the rocket boost ercoupe-wow!
in the early 70's i was a member of the wheelchair pilots assoc. and flew ercoupes. cant locate old logbook but had about 50+/- hours, i soloed in 10 hours, never took faa, got pissed with all the roadblocks, etc..
i enjoyed flying, our club had once a month flyin's, total of about 12 ercoupes. it was comical when flying into controlled airports and contacting the tower, all of a sudden they had 10 plus ercoupes (probably more than ever in total).
i worked for Eastern Air Lines for 18 years in various depts, always enjoyed aircraft. Thanks for the memories, glenn butler, email@example.com
while i am not/was not in a wheelchair, i am 53yowm that is post-polio, i wear a full leg brace on r-leg and walk with crutches. the ercoupe was just the perfect platform for the disabled to fly.
if i remember correctly, did not Fred Weick not design the handcontrol device for piper (tripacer/cherokee) seems like i remember something
Nice web site and the "coupe" is a very nice and unique looking aircraft. Several years ago I had purchased an aircoupe that had been modified for a person in a wheel chair (crippled, the aircraft had a door on the left side, I have since sold this aircraft and am now getting interested again with this new license coming out in the near future(hopefully(
My uncle was recently killed in his ercoupe over mcalester ok. His name was Jack McCall. I am trying to understand why his plane went down right after takeoff. Is there anything unique about the fuel delivery system that would cause his engine to shut down? Thanks, Sandy McCall Kay3754@aol.com
I bought a 415C in 1971. A year before I got my license. My instructor signed me off for solo and away I went. I once flew it from Arizona to Kentucky and back. The trip took 6 months. It was kind of like going cross country on a motorcycle.
It was one of the most fun things I have ever done. Wish I had never sold N99701.
Thanks for offering up this nice tribute to a great airplane. Chris, firstname.lastname@example.org
DON HAWKS N1210H SN 3887, 415C, 1946 , MESQUITE NV. 67L email@example.com
Great website. Hope to hear from you and others soon. Would like to have an ercoupe flyin here in Mesquite.
Nice web site! I'm just about to get N3773H back in the air, two years after a broken crank forced me to find a quick refuge in a muddy pasture! I've been relegated to flying 'spam-cans' in the mean time, and I can hardly wait to get back to my 'pedal-free' wonder.
Chuck Rosenfeld Corvallis, OR
Great Page, Is it still working last date aug 1999
Nice web page , enjoyed your pictures
Enjoyed your page, we're rebuilding our engine & can't hardly wait to get back in the air N99769 #2392 Bob Daly Central, Oregon
Great site!!My father owns a C-182 and a Piper super cruiser PA-12,I fly both of them, I own an Ercoupe!!By far the best airplane out there for the money Johnny Ray N2458H
Nice page. I use to own N99044. I'm looking for a good Ercoupe project to purchase around central N.Y. State. If you know of any please let me know. Charlie Branagh firstname.lastname@example.org
Nice web page. Good pictures. Fred from PGD in Punta Gorda Florida (N2869H)
Great bunch of pictures and commnets...Yes, that is why we love our coupes....
Harry Francis Blacksburg, VA
John Klodnicki J.D. owner of N7544C 1959 Forney F1 Enjoyed your pictures. I have just overhauled mine and repainted it. Replacedthe panel with walnut and a few new instruments. email@example.com
Looking GOOD !!! I'm within one month of finally getting N99621 in the air. I've been chomping at the bit to strap on "The Spirit of Camp Lake" 1946 415C 85hp ser #2244 Joe Czaplicki Zion, IL
Sure enjoyed your excerpts from a wonderful flying life! Do more!! John Trowbridge Houston 415E 94783
very nice site,lots of info.
Doug Hern,coupe N2271H firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Job Artie!!... Two tails are better 'n one! Andy Pomeroy '46 415-C N2417H in Arlington, WA Offering free rides to anyone curious about Ercoupes in the Northwest (need more excuses to fly!) Ercoupe2417H@aol.com
Hi, Saw your ercoupe and it looks a lot like mine. I noticed you have two venturi tubes. Why? I just removed mine (it was a 10" I think) which was located a few inches off center on the belly, where it didn't draw enough suction to work an AH. I am considering leaving it off all together until I saw your. How many inches does yours pull? Tom Woodward 2152H Twood2345@aol.com
AS AN OLD COUPE OWNER AND I MEAN OLD (70) I STILL HAVE MEMORIES OF MY COUPE AND ALL THE GREAT FLYING WE ENJOYED TOGETHER. MY TICKET IS STIL GOOD AND I AM LOOKING INTO THE RECREATIONAL PERMIT FORGET TRYING TO GET A MEDICAL AT MY AGE-- IF ALL WORKS OUT I COULD BE IN THE MARKET FOR A COUPE. YOUR SITE IS GREAT LJWILLIAMS76@aol.com
Started my search for an A2-A in summer of 2001.
The Internet is a wonderful place to start. Have work my way through all the coupes (NTSB/too old/too many pieces missing) that are not with us any more. Of the approximately 250 ALON A2-As built, I suspect less than 100 are flying still or fit my ideal. That leaves few in the hangers, fields, garages, museums to consider. And there are a lot of hangers and airfields in this great land. Perhaps there is a search by state I have yet to find, but will parse an ownership profile by state from what I have gathered, so far.
Ohio A2-As are of particular interest.
Having said all this, my journey has just begun and its exciting as hell. And to look forward to that day ahead of me when I drive up, walk-up and peel the covers back and get that gut feeling the "this coupe" is the one.
Thanks for all efforts in putting this site together. I know the work involved.
Will keep you informed.
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My dad owned CF-NIR in the early 60's in Penticton British Columbia. We would like to know what happened to her and if she is still in use! Any help would be great
hi i am norm oliver ,pinon hills calif. po box 720411 zip 92372 ph. 760-868-4670 long time coupe owner & pilot,no coupe at this time sorry to say, would very much like to have another ome, no flying plane at this time, in procese of restoring c-170 1948 rag wing.long way to go, if any one knows of a 415-d out there for sale, flying or not, & cheep enough i would be very much interested, i would like to very much be in one again, and a very proud owner. if any one could help make this happen, you would make an old man happy. thank you guys in the coupe club lots of happy flying, hope to talk again latter. regards norm.
DONALDO2ozark i.s.p.net.i had only two rides in a ercoupe with no rudder pedals.more planes should have been built that way.ercoupes should now be built from a kit.my address,1537 hwy.16 W.Clinton, AR.72031 Let me hear from others that are interested.
Hello Artie: I first fell in love with flying back in the early 50's when I was a kid. While visiting an airport in Rouyn Quebec. Ca. I saw an ercoupe on the ramp and that did it. I knew I wanted to fly. I got my p.p.l. in 1972. Owned a Cessna 120 for a few years but never experienced an ercoupe, but whenever I see one it brings me back to my youth and my first love. I found your site today and realy enjoyed it. Keep it up.It is very informative and interesting.
Great pictures: I have to agree on the babe magnet aspect and will start my own picture book right away...
Alan Fairclough N87333 Williams Airport, TX 9X1
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Hi Artie I soloed in an ercoupe (N94017) wish I could find that coupe! Have owned 5 coupes since. I`m a Northwest Airlines Captain (former Hughes Airwest, Republic Airlines) medically retired. The ercoupe was the best, safest, and most fun flying airplanes. I must have 2500 hours in one. Thanks for all your efforts DUSTY
Artie this is for Jim Phelps Would be interested in selling it to someone with a true love of these fine machines. My intention is to return it to new condition. Thanks DUSTY see my note to Artie
Hi, Great page, Just sold my cherokee 140. and I'm in the market for a good coupe. is there any out there John Hatfield 904-272-5451 Keep up the good work.Chow
Just got to see an Ercoupe today.. What an great airplane! Thought I would take a look on the web for more information and here you are..Thank you for all your work on this web page.. I am flying ultralights now, I am thinking Ercoupe now!
Cute little birds! Just sold my 65 Alon hated to see it go, but I was to tall for her. Just bought a Bellanca Cruiseair, with a Lycoming 0-360 (180hp). It's one hell of a bird, but I still miss my coupe. I'm restoring a 1947 Cessna 140 for my girlfriend. Fun project (so far). Happy flyin, Rich
Hi, my daughter just showed me how to use her computer. The first thing to come to come to mind was my flying days back in 1962. I owned N99164 would like to know were she is now? GREAT SITE I do not have a computer at home. But if someone knows I sure would like a picture of her, My home address is Jack DeVore 1940 Drouillard Rd. Northwood,Ohio 43619
Very nice web sight and informative I'm still looking for my coupe firstname.lastname@example.org
You have a very nice airplane! Could you please send me some pictures of your panel, especially your radio stack. I want to redo my panel and I can never find radios that fit. Your idea for a stack in the middle is a great one and I'd like to try that on my coupe, N86962. My email is email@example.com. Thank you. Jim Lilly
Great Pages. Enjoyed having a look. Fly Safe - Have Fun Harry Francis Blacksburg, VA s/n 853 N-93530
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