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Mission Statement

The Piper Aviation Museum Foundation was formed to preserve the history and legacy of the Piper Aircraft Corporation and its founding family.

 
 
 

Effective June 1, 2016 and Until Further Notice, The Following Changes In Museum Operation Hours Will Occur:

Museum Hours Monday-Friday 9-4
Saturday 10-4
Sunday 12-4

Thanksgiving: Museum Closed Nov 24-25.
Christmas: Museum Closed Dec 24-26.

 

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For Lease 8,000 Sq. Ft. at Piper Aviation Museum Lock Haven PA. 11/16/16

     
 

Piper Cars By The Piper Brothers. From Piper Aviaton Museum Archives 11/12/16

     
 

The J-3 Pioneers and The Piper Aviation Mobile Museum From Piper Aviation Museum Archives 11/3/16

     
 

Flying Stories: Captain Frank Petee. From Piper Aviation Museum Archives 1995. 10/28/16

     
 

Visitor Guides To The Piper Aviation Corporation In Lock Haven. From The Piper Aviation Museum Archives 1950's-1970's 10/21/16

     
 

How The Piper Cub Got It's Yellow Color. From The Piper Aviation Museum Archives 1964. 10/14/16

     
 

Piper J3 Cub: The World's Most Iconic Airplane. From "Disciples of Flight" 10/4/16

     
 

Piper Aviation Museum First Annual Jeep Rally September 10, 2016 9/20/16

     
 

SkySedan Two Articles: Piper's Low Wing SkySedan Put Through Paces. Aviation Magazine May 1946.
Piper SkySedan Details Reported. Western Flying Magazine July 1946
9/2/16

     
 

Old Meets New In Chance Meeting At Piper Memorial Airport by Ed Watson Airport Manager 8/9/16

     
 

Aviation In Their Blood. Plane Makes 31st Appearance At Fly-In. From Lock Haven Express 6/23/16

     
 

C54: A Flying Museum At Fly-In. From Lock Haven Express 6/23/16

     
 

A Sentimental Journey. PA HomePage. 6/23/16

     
 

Sentimental Journey To Clinton County. WNEP Channel 16 News 6/22/16

     
 

Piper Cub Returns Home For Annual Fly-In: Being Tim Ferris' Wingman From Lock Haven Express 6/22/16

     
 

Sentimental Journey Fly-In Photo Gallery 6/22/16

     
 

Piper Archives: Plane and Pilot Magazine 5/5/16

     
 

Piper Flying Association Featured Articles 5/5/16

     
  YOUTUBE VIDEO: The Piper Aviation Museum and Flight Over Lock Haven In The Museum's TriPacer. Created By Lock Haven University Marketing Students
     
 

Flying The Aztec. From Aircraft Magazine 1960 3/15/16

     
 

New Book: Piper Cub Tales by Frank Baker 3/15/16

     
 

Piper Cub. From Flying Magazine 3/15/16

     
 

Passion Aviation. French Webpage By Benoit Paquet Featuring Military Cubs 1/3/16

     
 

Piper J-3 Cub Named As PA State Airplane

     
 

Piper Vagabond Donated To Museum 9/14

     
 

Restored Piper L-4 Donated To The Piper Aviation Museun 1/14

     
 

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Older Items of Interest

     

In late 1930, William T. Piper purchased the assets of Taylor Brothers Aircraft Corporation for $761 and reorganized as the Taylor Aircraft Company. In 1935 Piper bought out C.G. Taylor who had remained in the role of company president. The factory was then located in Bradford PA. Taylor left the company and went on to form the Taylorcraft Aircraft Company.

In 1937 a fire destroyed the Bradford factory and Piper relocated to an abandoned silk mill in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. By November, 1937, all traces of Taylors' involvement with the company were erased when it was renamed the Piper Aircraft Corporation.

The Piper Aircraft Corporation which maintained its headquarters in Lock Haven from 1937 until its closing in 1984, is well known for its “Cub” and for a series of aircraft bearing Indian names such as Aztec, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Comanche, Navajo, and Pawnee. Piper Aircraft Corporation grew to become the world’s leading producer of general aviation aircraft.

In 1997, the Piper Aviation Museum acquired the former Piper Engineering building, which is located adjacent to the William T. Piper Memorial Airport. The museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Piper Aircraft and displaying many of those archives for public viewing. The museum also offers an online and in-store Gift Shop with a variety of items related to Piper Aviation.

Many Piper Aircraft can be seen in action during “Sentimental Journey” — an annual “fly-in” event at the William T. Piper Memorial Airport, held each year since 1985. The 2015 Fly-In celebrated the 30th anniversery of this popular event. We hope you can attend the 2017 show.

Please consider becoming a museum member and or making a donation. You will not only underline your interest in Piper Aviation, but will help to support and maintain the museum.

We are glad you stopped by and hope you visit again as new items will be added and information will be revised.

Board Of Directors, Piper Aviation Museum

 

 

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