General Aviation aircraft

The 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, 2006

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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