Rafael Cortes sent us this photo, with a quick note: “Just a Cub resting after a great flight over Humacao, Puerto Rico. Isn’t it a beauty?!” [Read more…]
Of all the mass produced airplanes ever to come off an assembly line, anywhere in the world, there may be no more iconic a flying machine than the humble Piper J3 Cub.
First built in 1937, production of the Cub lasted a mere 10 years. By the time the Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, production line closed down in 1947, nearly 20,000 airframes had left the factory.
Aviation had gone from being perceived as a dangerous endeavor practiced by thrill-seekers and fools to an industry well on its way to changing the way the people of the world lived, worked, and interacted. [Read more…]
Ace photographer Megan Vande Voort was gracious enough to send us a bunch of photos she took this summer. We’ll post them all eventually, but this one stood out…
Humberto Vivanco sent in this photo of a Cub in a field, explaining: “Taken spring 2015 in Uvalde, Texas. Taken with HTC one, with mobile edit.”
American Legend Aircraft Co. has completed structural testing of the Super Legend, a Lycoming-powered version of the Legend Cub. The airframe was successfully tested to load limits and will meet S-LSA certification, company officials report.
Imagine yourself in a dealership filled with new Cubs! [Read more…]
Thursday, Jan. 17, has been designated “Year of the Cub Day” at the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo. All Cubs have been invited to participate, as honored guests. Pilots flying in that day will receive: