Piper J-3 Cub

Introduced in the late 1930’s, the Piper Cub was to become the symbol of general aviation.  Our Cub is a 1940 J3 model, and we still have the original logbooks showing the first entry of its test flight from the Piper Aircraft factory in September of that year. 

The handling characteristics of the Piper Cub are extremely docile, which is what led it to being so widely used as a trainer.  During WWII the majority of US Army Air Force pilots earned their wings in the Cub, and post-war Cub’s spent decades teaching future generations the art of flying.

Staying true to the purpose of the Piper Cub as a trainer, we use ours for conducting the Tailwheel Undercarriage Endorsement for pilots wanting to begin their journey into vintage aircraft.