Time until gates open:
Scott Air Force Base
Information
Airshow Performers
Airshow Displays
Frequently Asked Questions
Media Inquiries
Airshow Sponsors
Contact Us
ERCOUPE
Aircraft Model: Ercoupe
 
Aircraft Type: Experimental
 
Fly During Show: No
 
Display Open To Public: Yes
 
Web Site: www.eaa64.org
Ercoupe
Divider

The ERCO Ercoupe is a low wing monoplane first manufactured by the Engineering and Research Corporation (or ERCO) shortly before World War II.

It was designed to be the safest fixed-wing aircraft that aerospace engineering could provide at the time, and the type still enjoys a very faithful following today.

The Ercoupe was used by the Air Corps for testing. On August 12, 1941, the first Air Corps rocket-assist takeoff was made by a Wright Field test pilot, Capt. Homer Boushey, using a small civilian-type Ercoupe aircraft.

Subsequent refinements of this technique were made for assisting heavily-loaded aircraft in taking off from limited space. This technique is still used whenever needed.

Visit the Official Scott AFB Website
Visit the Boeing Website
Home | Scott AFB | Information | Performers | Displays | FAQ | Media | Sponsors | Contact Us
No Air Force, Government or Federal Endorsement Intended