Fred and his Monocoupe

Fred Ludtke and long wing Monocoupe 90AW NC18166

Fearleess Fred Ludtke with his old mount , Monocoupe 90AW145  , NC18166 , it`s been over 30 years since Fred flew in his airshow routine , Four G`s Four minutes. It shows you that good things can come around twice!!


On a later trip to the Museum Fred and son`s Marc and Rick  enjoyed their old crosscountry flier, Both son`s were 4 and 7 years old when Fred would launch with one in the baggage compt and one ridding in the passengers seat for an Airshow somewhere in the Pacific N.W. , Oshkosh and Blakesburg. Fred`s last Monocoupe was a Clip Wing recreation of the famous NC2064, Now located in Pa. Boy, would`nt that look great with both Coupes sitting here at the Museum,  Ya and ripping up the skies??

One Response to “Fred and his Monocoupe”

  1. Bill Halverson November 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    In 1939, at Fargo’s Hector Airport, Leonard Peterson flew the finest, crispest routine in NC2064, including a sixteen-point slow roll followed by an extremely slow slow roll. Other meneuvers included a square loop and a vertical eight. I heard that Leonard Peterson was later killed performing a vertical eight (Ohio?). I understand Jaquiline Cochran was the first owner of NC2064. I saw NC2064 at OSH in the late 1990’s.
    I would appreciate any information on this remarkable 110 Special. Thanks.

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