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One Piper Way Lock Haven, PA 17745


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 August 31, 2015 and Until Further Notice, The Following Changes In Museum Operation Hours Will Occur:

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


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Sponsors And Support




Historic Retracing of Rinker Buck's Flight Of Passage Across the US. Cross Country Voyage Retraces Flight Made 48 Years Ago in the Same Aircraft, A Piper PA-11 6/5/14


Gary Travis's Experience With UFO Makes The Sci Fi Channel: Clip On YouTube 1/20/14


Scale Documentation of Piper RC Aircraft by Hans-Jürgen Fischer 1/11/14


Brief History of My Time with Piper Dakota N38505 Including an Encounter With a UFO by Gary Travis


My Love Affair with Piper Tripacers by Phil Hoy Note: Phil has donated his Tripacer to the Museum


The Piper Tripacer Goes NASCAR by Phil Hoy


Museum Page Updates/Information/Other


For Lease -8,000 Sq. Ft. at Piper Aviation Museum Lock Haven PA. 2/3/15


Table And Chair Drive For The Museum

The Museum would like to purchase some tables and chairs for conferences and meetings.  We rarely make requests for these kinds of donations, but as a nonprofit organization we sometimes need to ask for help.

Very nice folding chairs can be purchased for $20 each and an 8 ft folding table costs $80 each.  A round table costs $100.  A complete set with a rectangular table costs $250.

Each chair and or table can be donated in the Honor of, or Memory of a loved one.

If you would like to participate, please send a check to Piper Aviation Museum One Piper Way Lock Haven, PA 17745.  Please mark check for purchase of chairs or table and indicate the name of individual or individuals you would like to honor. For more information call the Museum at 570-748-8283.


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


Aviation Magazine Articles


Piper Aircraft A Quick History 11/17/15


A Guide To Building Model Aircraft. Submitted By Nathan Barnes 10/15/15


Piper Twin Comanche World Race Victory Press Release Speech By Patricia Jayne Keefer 6/25/15


Piper J-3 Cub Named As PA State Airplane


Official Ceremony Naming The Piper J-3 Cub as Pennsylvania's State Airplane 12/1/14


Newspaper Articles About Piper Aircraft From Orlando Sentinel 1/31/15


Piper Through The Years. A Scrapbook Picture History of Piper Aircraft and The Piper Museum by Rachel Jenkins of "Scrap My Pix" 9/21/14


Click Here For ScrapMyPix Link


Piper Vagabond Donated To Museum 9/14


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


Fly-In To Piper Memorial Airport (KLHV) For Your FAA Medical Certification.


Piper Museum On Facebook


PA Visitors Network


Older And Other 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 2016 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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