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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.


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Sun 12-4

The Museum will be closed for Winter period of Dec 30 through Feb 28.


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Sponsors And Support


1939 Gulf Oil Cavalcade of Light Planes at Morrison Field West Palm Beach Florida

Museum Page Updates/Information/Other


For Lease 8,000 Sq. Ft. at Piper Aviation Museum Lock Haven PA. 8/22/17


Items By Category


Aviation Museums With Piper Aircraft and Infomation


Archive Piper Plane Slide Collection. Digitized Individual Pictures Available


Film Clips Videos of Piper Interest. Little Smokey Bear Narrated by Hopalong Cassidy 1/6/18


Magazine Articles, Stories/Documents/Pictures From PAM Archives and Online Sites Updated 1/24/18 Latest: Story of Smokey Bear


Personal Stories, Projects and Experiences With Piper Aircraft


Piper Family Items, Stories and Pictures


Other Items Of Interest


Top Ten Planes Decorated For Holidays 12/1/17


2nd Annual Jeep Cruise Sponsored By the Piper Aviation Museum 10/10/17


Piper Aviation Museum History and 20th Year Celebration Of The Museum 9/26/17


Piper Aviation Museum Receives Donation of Rare Comanche 400 8/22/17


Rare Aircraft, The Comanche 400 8/22/17


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


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


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


A Sentimental Journey. PA HomePage.


Fly In To Lock Haven For Your Medical Certification


List of Piper Aircraft Manufactured By Date


Sentimental Journey Fly-In Photo Gallery


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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