Porterfield LP-65 Collegiate NC27206
In the same class
as the Aeronca Defender, the little Porterfield was offered to the CPTP
program as a trainer. The
distinguishing identification feature of the Porterfield were the
parallel wing struts. Three engine
choices were available: Lycoming, Continental and
Franklin. About 400 were built
until wartime contracts forced the company to abandon
production. This nicely preserved example was at Santa
Paula Airport, Southern
California in 1999.
The Brian Baker shot below was taken much earlier and shows the
Continental-powered CP-65 version.