Aero Commander 112   N1187J                  (c/n  182)


                                        North American Rockwell first introduced the sleek looking series 112 in 1971 (the prototype
                                        first flew in december, 1970). .  There was to have been a fixed gear variety known as the model
                                        111 but this was never pursued.   The basic design then went through a series of iterations culmin-
                                        ating in the Alpine Commander.  A further updated model 114 was also built by purpose-founded
                                        Commander Aircraft Company and named Gran Turismo Commander.  Production of refined
                                        versions of this latter machine was still under way into the 1990s.   This model 112 was seen at
                                        El Paso Airport in 1979.