Wingspan: 9.1 meters
Height: 1.9 meters
(6 feet, 3 inches)
Length: 6 meters (19
feet, 9 inches)
Max speed: 160 km/h
Velie Monocoupe is one of the first planes built for private
pilots. Manufactured from 1927-1929 by W.L. Velie, an
industrialist who had previously specialized in carriages
and cars, the single-wing Monocoupes were built with a
frame of wood and shell covered with canvas. The Monocoupe
could seat two people, and its enclosed cabin, speed and
flashy style made it quite popular.
of Charles R. Hoaglund
350 Monocoupes were built, and they were advertised as
"the ultimate plane for the private flyer."
To see an actual advertisement for the monocoupe, click
or on the image to the left.