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Grady Thrasher's Unique Twin Ercoupe

As told by his son, Grady Thrasher III

  • Nose View of Twin Ercoupe

    Nose View of Twin Ercoupe

  • Side View of Twin Ercoupe

    Side View of Twin Ercoupe

  • Grady and his sister on the Twin Eroupe

    Grady and his sister on the Twin Eroupe

  • The Three Thrasher Brothers

    The Three Thrasher Brothers

    Bud, Tunis and Grady Thrasher (left to right).

  • Waving from the Twin Ercoupe

    Waving from the Twin Ercoupe

  • Twin Ercoupe with smoke

    Twin Ercoupe with smoke

    The twin Ercoupe and a biplane engaged in one of the "near-miss" routines.

  • Landing at the World's Smallest Airport

    Landing at the World's Smallest Airport

  • Car to Airplane Transfer

    Car to Airplane Transfer

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Grady Thrasher III of Athens and Watkinsville, Georgia, sent me this story about his dad, Grady Thrasher.
Many people have seen pictures of the amazing Twin Ercoupe. Grady's dad is the person who built it.

I am the son of Grady Thrasher, who in 1946 built the first (and only) twin or "Siamese" Ercoupe in Athens, Georgia. He flew it in the "Thrasher Brothers Aerial Circus" from 1946 to 1950. He could loop it and spin it. I am presently working on a history of the Thrasher Brothers Aerial Circus, and I ran across your website. I thought you might find the attached photos and story interesting. The two children in the photo on the twin Ercoupe center section wing are my sister, Miki Thrasher (now McFatter) and me. We often took family trips in the Ercoupe with my father and me in one cockpit with the controls and my mother and sister in the other.

Grady's describes his family's Thrasher Brothers Aerial Circus at The World's Smallest Airport

Grady still lives in Georgia. He is a retired lawyer and writes children's books.