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Gallery of Old Ercoupe Pictures

  • Ercoupe in St. Louis MO, 1947

    Ercoupe in St. Louis MO, 1947

  • 1949 415G Clubair N3266H

    1949 415G Clubair N3266H

  • 1949 415G Clubair N3266H

    1949 415G Clubair N3266H

    The Alaska Lady

  • Filipino Ercoupe

    Filipino Ercoupe

    Juan Antonio Llantada's Red Ercoupe 415-D (PI-C331), taken at Hda. Refugio Airstrip, Menchaca Hermanos, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines in the 1950s. Photo provided by Andoni Valencia.

  • Filipino Ercoupe and Pilots

    Filipino Ercoupe and Pilots

    Juan Antonio Llantada's Red Ercoupe 415-D (PI-C331). With him are fellow pilots. Taken at Hda. Refugio Airstrip, Menchaca Hermanos, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines taken in the 1950s. Photo provided by Andoni Valencia.

  • Filipino Ercoupe and Pilot

    Filipino Ercoupe and Pilot

    This an Ercoupe 415-C (registration PI-C331) owned by Juan Antonio M. Llantada. The picture was taken in the 1950's at their private airstrip in Hacienda Refugio, Menchaca Hermanos, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. During afternoons they would fly the Ercoupe around the hacienda, nearby islands and the city just for a hobby. During that time the Menchaca's were the only one who owned an Ercoupe in the entire city. Note the Aeromatic self-adjusting prop on this Coupe. Photo provided by Andoni Valenci.

  • Filipino Ercoupe

    Filipino Ercoupe

    This an Ercoupe 415-D (registration PI-C44) owned by Isaias S. Menchaca. The picture was taken in the Hacienda Refugio airstrip of Menchaca Hermanos in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He is a former member of the Bacolod City Flying Club. Photo provided by Andoni Valencia.

  • Ercoupe Factory

    Ercoupe Factory

    This an a view of the Engineering Research Corporation (ERCO) factory floor in College Park, Maryland. This picture was probably taken in 1946 when the factory was running three shifts a day to produce over 4000 Ercoupes in that year.

  • N28818

    N28818

    Early Model Ercoupe

  • Chet Czerniak's Coupe

    Chet Czerniak's Coupe

    Chet Czerniak's Aircoupe as it was back about 1960. The picture was taken at Orange County Airport, now known as John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana California. The pilot is Chester Czerniak who now lives in Tombstone, Arizona.

  • Murry Jenson

    Murry Jenson

    First ride in N939928 on May 8, 1951

  • Newton's Ercoupe

    Newton's Ercoupe

    Ken Weller writes: I was just sending an English flying acquaintance the only photo I seem to have of my father's Ercoupe (friend was not familiar with them). I was so disappointed with my photo that just before the send I was inspired to try a wildshot: www.ercoupe.com, and was astonished to see your lovely site. I don't have time at the moment to write much more, but I will shove the photo through as an attachment and say my father's name was Newton Weller, flying out of Iowa City in the late 40s, early 50s. At one time he had two, one of which he personally converted to night instrumentation and aluminum wings. He used to take me down to the Link Trainer in the U. of Iowa Physics Building basement when he was learning night flying. Then he flew it across the States and back. He and I did a few trips when I was a young teenager and had a few adventures as well (I sail, I don't fly). I'm at the top of the photo behind the RDF antenna -- others are the rest of the family, Newt in the cockpit of course, doffing his Hamburg.

  • Early Ercoupe Instrument Panel

    Early Ercoupe Instrument Panel

    This appears to be a very early Coupe panel as the yokes are not the standard ones later used on 'Coupes (as well as early Cessna taildraggers and several other planes of the era).

  • John Travolta's Ercoupe

    John Travolta's Ercoupe

    Picture of John Travolta in his Ercoupe from the Welcome Back Kotter days. I believe this was his first airplane.

  • Ercoupe on floats in color

    Ercoupe on floats in color

    According to Syd Cohen: From all that I have read in A Touch of Class and From The Ground Up, these photos are of the test airplane. After flying it in many areas, with many water landings, ERCO realized that the SeaCoups would have to have its rudders independent from the ailerons so it could be kicked straight when landing crosswind in canals or rivers. It could not touch down in a crab because it might flip. Due to this, before certifying the airplane for EDO floats, the CAA required a spin test. The plane was flown to Arizona, in my recollection, and spun there. As the old EDO guy said, the plane wouldn't come out of the spin (apparently due to the pendulum effect of the floats) and the test pilot bailed out. I don't know of any other Coupe that was flown with floats other than that test airplane.

  • Ercoupe on Straight Floats

    Ercoupe on Straight Floats

    Flying over New York City. Photo provided by Bob Ellis.

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