Erco 415-D Ercoupe   N99711             (c/n  2334)


                                                 I originally was skeptical that this aircraft showed any form of credibility.  It turns out that,
                                                 in 1947 the A&AEE (the RAF's Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment) at
                                                 Boscombe Down did evaluate the civilian Ercoupe G-AKFC for possible use as a trainer
                                                 giving it serial VX147 (see photo below)    I cannot see how the RAF would have ever
                                                 condoned a two-control system machine which theoretically could not spin, but evaluate it
                                                 they did.   I'm told the test pilots loved it!     My shot above was taken at North Las Vegas
                                                 Airport in 1990.  N99711, is, incidentally, still current.    Another current Ercoupe, N99933,
                                                 a 415-C model is (or was) decked out as as VX147 in a rather more correct scheme (foot
                                                 of page).


                                                          N99933  Erco 415-C Ercoupe                                   (c/n  2556)