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This airplane sits in front of Barringer High School in Newark,Nj. No one there can identify it. Anyone have any idea of the make and model? Thanks

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    $\begingroup$ Just out of curiosity, even if no one there can identify the make/mode, does anybody there at least have some idea why it's there? $\endgroup$ Jun 15, 2019 at 18:55
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    $\begingroup$ @ZachLipton conversation piece and advertisement. The high school probably has an aviation program. $\endgroup$
    – John K
    Jun 16, 2019 at 0:07
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    $\begingroup$ My daughter is a teacher at that school. Shes been told they had an aviation program years ago. $\endgroup$
    – P6017
    Jun 16, 2019 at 2:43
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    $\begingroup$ Some googling shows that the words on the back are "AEROSPACE ACADEMY", and that a Carmen Ruiz was a 1982 graduate and another Carmen Ruiz was the principal in 2008, possibly the same person. $\endgroup$ Jun 17, 2019 at 0:19

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It's a Fourney Aircoupe that's seen better days. Much better days...Fourney Aircoupe

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    $\begingroup$ Notice the aircraft went through several manufacturers and names during its troubled life (it wasn't exactly a commercial success). Most commonly known as ERCO Ercoupe. $\endgroup$
    – jwenting
    Jun 17, 2019 at 3:46
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    $\begingroup$ The strangest iteration being the last one, the Mooney Cadet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mooney_M10_Cadet $\endgroup$
    – John K
    Jun 17, 2019 at 4:08
  • $\begingroup$ IIRC the Aircoupe has no rudder pedals, the rudder is interlinked with the yoke. Must make crosswinds landings interesting. $\endgroup$
    – GdD
    Jun 17, 2019 at 8:54

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