distinctive color, paint scheme and shape make the Piper Cub a very
recognizable airplane. The oilman William Piper purchased the Taylor
Aircraft Company in 1931 for $761! Gilbert Taylor remained the
president of the company with Piper in control. William Piper became
known as the "Henry Ford of aviation" because he believed in making a
simple, low-cost airplane that anyone could own. In 1936, Gilbert
Taylor went off to form Taylorcraft while a fire cause Piper to move
his company in 1937 and Piper aircraft was established. In the post
WWII era, the Piper Cub sold for $2,195. 14,125 Cubs were built with
some still made today as kit aircraft.
1946 Piper J3C-65 Cub (NC16585).
1955 Piper PA-22-150 TriPacer (N2384P). The PA-22 was a further
development of the Piper Pacer. The TriPacer added tricycle landing
gear and a steerable nose wheel. This was one of the most popular Piper
aircraft of the 1950s, with over 7,500 made.
1959 Piper PA-23-160 Apache (N4164P). This was Piper's first twin
engined aircraft. It was also the first in the "Indian" series.
1957 Piper PA-23 at Camarillo in July,
1970 Piper PA-28-235 Cherokee (N711AZ). The initial Cherokees were
introduced in 1961 to replace the Tripacer and the Colt.
1974 Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II (N44730). The Seneca is a
twin-engined version of the PA-32 Cherokee Lance series. It was
introduced in 1971.
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