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One Piper Way Lock Haven, PA 17745


Mission Statement

The Piper Aviation Museum Foundation was formed fo preserve the history and legacy of the Piper Aircraft Corporation and it's founding family.


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

The Museum Will Be Closed The Months of January and Feburary. However, The Museum Will Open If You Schedule A Tour Including 10 or More Individuals.

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


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Sponsors And Support


We thank the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) for their generous support with the 2013 General Operating Support Grant. 




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


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


Paper Airplane Flying During Wings and Things Summer Day Camp at Piper Museum 8/12/15


Pictures of Wings and Things Summer Day Camp at Piper Museum July 2015 7/24/15


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


Firsts In Air Travel. Recommended By Bill Jackson, Retired Special Ed Teacher 12/4/14


Phil Hoy Piper Board Member Presents NASCAR Driver Joey Lagona With A Piper Aviation Museum T-Shirt. 9/14


Piper Employee Homecoming At The Piper Museum 10/6/14


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


Young Aviators Summer Camp For Kids At Piper Museum. Click For Photos


The Piper Flyer Association 7/21/14


Things You Can Only Learn In A Cub By Piper Owner Society 3/5/14


French Language Forum About Classic Piper Aircraft 2/16/14


Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum Rhinebeck NY. 2/8/14


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


Pilot Rules From The 1920's Interesting and Funny. 1/24/14


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


Piper Museum On Facebook


PA Visitors Network


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 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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