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Piper J-3 Cub

Pennsylvania State Aircraft

Piper J-3 Cub Location: UK. Photo by Jerry Gunner / Wikipedia (use permitted with attribution).

Official State Aircraft of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania designated the Piper J-3 Cub as the official aircraft of Pennsylvania in 2014, when Governor Tom Corbett signed the law into legislation. All State Ships & Aircraft

State Representative Mike Hanna, who spearheaded the campaign, said; "At long last, the exploits of the Piper Cub, and the people who made the engineering marvel, receive their just recognition ... Let the world know that Lock Haven gave birth to the plane whose popularity in peace and war remains unparalleled 77 years after it first began production ..."

Piper J-3 Cub Facts

The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. With tandem (fore and aft) seating. At the height of production after WWII, a new Piper J-3 Cub was completed every 20 minutes! The Cub was intended for flight training, but became one of the most popular and best-known light aircraft of all time. The Cub's simplicity, affordability and popularity invites comparison to the Ford Model T automobile.

The aircraft's standard chrome yellow paint has come to be known as “Cub Yellow” or "Lock Haven Yellow."