While looking through some old paperwork, I found this postcard. On the back of the card it states "Porterfield Turner Advanced Trainer". Additionally there was another photo showing the detail of the landing gear drag strut I believe.
"I am very interested in finding out if there will be a permanent archive or historical database of Porterfield information. My father, W. R. Skinner, was an Aeronautical Engineer for Porterfield Aircraft and I am in possession of his personal files.…"
"I was curious, so i began looking through my father's old paperwork and found the following:
Airworthiness Bulletin No. 81-B dated June 20, 1944
Models CP-55, CP-65, CS-65, FP-65, LP-65
Subject: Instructions Covering Changes Necessary to Lift…"
"I vaguely recall my dad saying that someone stupidly exceeded red line in a dive and the ailerons fluttered and ripped off. And as i recall my dad mentioned that the FAA did issue a notice for these... I don't know what the notice was, or if a…"
"Thank you for posting this, Bill! This is the first I've ever seen of the aux. fin that is required by the Type Certificate. This was shot in the summer of 1940 on the southern end of Lake Skaneattles, one of the Finger Lakes in…"
"I will look around our house. At one time we had a set of these around, although I am not sure what aircraft they fit, or if they were in serviceable condition. Any specifics you could provide on how to properly identify the wires wand whether they…"
My name is Bill Skinner. I am the son of the Bill Skinner that was an Engineer for Ed Porterfield and who was the original designer for some of the Porterfield Aircraft. I was a pilot, briefly. I have worked in the Aviation industry for my entire career.