Fly the Cub(s)

Nothing builds enthusiasm like going flying.... and it wouldn't be right (especially after my little rant in the "About Us" tab) not to have something we could take people flying on a regular basis....

Meet the Cub!

In the 1940s and 50's, most people thought there were just two kinds of airplanes, a Piper Cub or DC-3. Nearly 80% of all WWII Pilots received their initial training in the Cub, and by the time production stopped in 1947, Piper had produced nearly 20,000 of these little jewels out of their Lock Haven Penn. (and a few other) Plants. But I've got to be honest, its always been difficult for me to think of a Cub as a War Bird-- thats my shortcoming.--The truth is, Cubs served faithfully well into the Korean War, mostly as artillery spotters and ambulances. Maj. Charles Carpenter ("Bazooka Charlie" to his friends) destroyed 6 Tanks and several armored cars during the Battle of Arracourt by rigging up bazookas to the wing of his Cub, aptly named "Rosie the Rocketeer".  

Most folks are like me, and think of a Cub as a little Yellow Airplane with a Black lightning bolt on the side, sitting in the grass waiting for the next ham-fisted student to learn to fly.

Heres the cool part... everyones right! The Cub is that one airplane that bridges the gap between Bazooka Charlie and the Civilian flivver.

Ours were built in '46, 72 years young. Over the years, neither has changed much, other than bigger engines (90 and 100 HP... up from 65 HP which is necessary because people are bigger now than they were in '46 ), Still no starter, we hand prop it...This little Cub keeps changing people one flight at a time, including me.

       However you see a Cub, Come on out and take a ride.   

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