The Ercoupe - A Family Pet
Mark Woodhouse Takes A Look At A Classic Newcomer.
NO it's not a homebuilt! Although you could be forgiven for thinking so at first glance. It is in fact the ERCO Ercoupe 415. A classic aircraft which made a number of valuable contributions to the development of general aviation aircraft. Almost 6000 examples were produced between 1937 and 1970 in a variety of model variations. The story of the Ercoupe in New Zealand began back in 1947 with Taranaki farmer and WW2 pilot Harry Newton and continues today with, among others, his son Matt.