To be honest, I don't know how many of these 'advisers' had actually flown an Ercoupe, and how many were just offering their opinion. My biggest concern was always, how well do they do in a vicious Oklahoma cross wind? I remember one time specifically when I was still working on my Private ticket and I had to deal with the worst wind shear I have ever experienced, and I was solo. My instructor happened to be flying with another student and he was in the pattern watching/coaching me. It worked out well, but there was certainly some pucker factor!