The adventure of ownership, flying, and DIY maintainence of the classic Ercoupe aircraft. It addresses the FAA regulations and appropriate proceedures that allow you to do much of your own maintenance. Discriptive color photographs and sketches aid in understanding the mechanical and preflight requirements for safe and affordable operations and ownership. The book is a study for the DIY who wants to do as much of the maintenance as the FAA will allow. Included are charts and tables about engine diagstic analysis, torque value for bolts and nuts, landing gear maintenance, fuel system, etc. The book promotes safety for the pilot by encouraging an understanding of how things work and addresses some of the NO-NO's which should be avoided. The objective is to enjoy and have fun owning a classic Ercoupe. In addition, there are adventure stories and color aerial photo's submitted by Ercoupe Pilots sharing their crosscountry flying experience. For the wannabe pilot, here is an opportunity to preview what he/she can expect with that new license and a Fly-About (open or closed) convertible Ercoupe.
Paul Prentice at age 83 has enjoyed 67 years of recreational flying and ownership of a number of light aircraft. This is the re-issue and updating of his second book about his Ercoupe adventures. He believes that passing along the experiences and those adventures encountered from thousands of flying hours and ownership of several aircraft can be beneficial to the current and future generations of pilot/owners. It is his wish all could safely enjoy and share like experiences. To know him better, visit his web site at http: //www.flyaboutpublishing.co