The Piper Cub is the aircraft that made flying accessible to most and is often called the “Ford Model T” of aviation. With over 19,000 Cubs produced until 1946, it is still a very popular aircraft and copies are still being produced today, more than 70 years after its first flight.
1. This Cub, named “Spirit of Lewis” is owned by the French Wing of the Commemorative Air Force and is based at Le Plessis-Belleville, near Paris. You can help the French Wing by buying a print or cards of this aircraft on Bravo Bravo Aviation.
2. The military version of the Cub, the L-4 Grasshopper, differed only by having a larger glazing to improve visibility. This L-4 carries its former military colours as s/n 45-4496 of the New Mexico Air National Guard.
3. This 1946 Piper Cub (c/n 17095) wears the typical Piper Cub livery: Lock Haven yellow with black flash.