Author: Bill Cox

J3 Cub

Featured Plane Piper’s Iconic J-3 Cub Floyd Threet was one of the more senior members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron on Merrill Field in Anchorage, Alaska, when I signed up as a Cadet in 1953. Threet owned perhaps the...

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Dakota

Featured Plane The Piper Dakota: Piper’s answer to the Skylane was well worth the investment Let’s say you manufacture a line of general aviation airplanes that’s fairly competitive with most anything on the market. You’ve been...

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Seneca V

Featured Plane Seneca V Little Big Twin When most twins disappeared in the ‘80s, the Piper Seneca soldiered on. Twenty years later, it’s one of only four piston multis still in production. Right up front, at the risk of...

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Super Cub

Featured Plane A Tale of Two Cubs Born in the ‘30s when airplanes were simpler and tougher, the Cub became an icon of aviation. It was both joyous and sad—and totally unexpected. I was in Florida on editorial business when I...

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Warrior

Featured Plane Piper Warrior Four-Seat Trainer for Two Though now out of production, the Piper Warrior was a capable competitor to Cessna’s Skyhawk. Park a Warrior next to a Skyhawk, and the primary differences would be all too...

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