Backcountry aircraft manufacturer CubCrafters has appointed two new Certified Sales Centers: SWT Aviation Northeast will cover the Northeastern United States, and SunCountry Cubs will support states in the southwest.
SWT and SunCountry are now the exclusive authorized dealers in their territories for new and pre-owned CubCrafters aircraft, including the Sport Cub S2 and Carbon Cub SS LSA models, as well as the Part 23 certified Top Cub, CubCrafters officials explained.
SWT Aviation Northeast is a new subsidiary of SWT Aviation, one of CubCrafters’ most experienced sales centers. Based at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Red Hook, New York, the new company’s territory includes Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. With this expansion, SWT Aviation now serves all of the eastern states from Florida to Maine.
Chip Allen, president of SWT Aviation, began working with CubCrafters in 2009 as one of its first independent dealers.
“When the opportunity to extend our territory with CubCrafters was presented, we grabbed it,” Allen says. “Investing with CubCrafters is a no-brainer!”
Allen hired Clay Hammond to run SWT’s new sales arm. As a known authority of backcountry aircraft, and CubCrafters taildraggers in particular, Hammond has logged more than 5,500 flight hours in more than 88 different aircraft.
Rick Bosshardt is principal at SunCountry Cubs in Mesa, Arizona. SunCountry serves the four-state region of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, plus southern Wyoming.
Though Bosshardt has enjoyed more than 24 years in the pilot’s seat, he is a relatively new member of the CubCrafters family.
“I took my first flight in a Carbon Cub late in 2012,” Bosshardt remembers, “and I thought to myself, ‘I have to have one of these!’” For Rick, owning the aircraft was not enough. He wanted to share the experience. “Many remember Victor Kiam’s famous catchphrase, ‘I liked the product so much, I bought the company,’” Bosshardt says as he chuckles, “Well, I bought the sales center!”
SunCountry was previously owned and operated by Jeff Baber, who relocated to St. Louis to open Innovation Aircraft Sales, another CubCrafters Certified Sales Center.
Information about all of the CubCrafters Certified Sales Centers can be found at CubCrafters.com/CSC.