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


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Museum Page Updates/Information/Other


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


Jeep Mystery Tour Sponsored by the Piper Aviation Musuem Saturday OCt 7, 2017


Jeep Mystery Tour Registration Form


Antique Auto Club Of America Tours Piper Museum and Local Area July 20


Archive Magazine Articles Consolidation of Stories Previously Listed 7/24/17


Piper Aviation Museum Board Member Harry Mutter 1930-2017 5/5/17


The Piper Cub Club Lock Haven, PA. From PAM Archives May 1947 4/19/17


The Story of Flying By Beatrice J. Hurley. American Education Press 1934. From PAM Archives 3/18/17


Piper Cars By The Piper Brothers. From PAM Archives UPDATE 3/17/17


Piper Cubs Of The Luftwaffe 3/11/17


New Flooring in Museum West Wing 3/8/17


Bill Piper Jr Appreciation Dinner 1984. From PAM Archives 2/24/17


Gerald Moore's Cub Flight In Panama 1940-41. From PAM Archives 2/24/17


18 Men on a Piper Cub Wing. From PAM Archives Circa 1937-38


16 Ladies on a Tripacer Wing Circa 1952. From PAM Archives 2/24/17


Millie Albertson PA Flying Farmer Queen From PAM Archives 2/9/17


Super Cubs Around The World From PAM Archives 1/31/17


Supercruising To Miama On Floats From PAM Archives 2004 1/11/17


An Adventure Flying a 1954 Tripacer From London To Australia. From Piper Aviation Museum Archives 1992. 12/9/16


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


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 J-3 Cub Named As PA State Airplane


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 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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