The Rise and Fall of the Plane “Anyone Could Fly”

Interesting read from SmithsonianMag on the Ercoupe, an airplane modeled and marketed for everyday civilian use. In October 1945, the future of travel sat in a glistening showroom in a Manhattan Macy’s. Alongside the department store staples of household appliances, gentlemen’s socks and ladies’ girdles was a small, all-metal, two-seater...