Up close and personal with a 1946 Piper J-3 Cub

August 18, 2012  •  2 Comments

Last night I had the absolute pleasure of a photographing a friend's pristinely restored 1946 Piper J-3 Cub, based out of New Garden airport.  The owner and a few partners started with an airplane in pieces, and turned it into this.  

 

These airplanes are iconic in the world of aviation.  Simple, cloth-covered structures, put together in such a beautiful way - it's like a flying work of art!  Their history not only cuts across the world of aviation, but the world in general.  They were used extensively for training pilots during WWII, and different variations of this airplane saw combat during that epic struggle.  Read through the link above to the Wikipedia site for details.  

 

Without further delay, please enjoy some pictures of this perfectly restored piece of American aviation history!

 

Yellow glory Standing tall Shimmering prop Facing the farm Big round wing Simplicity Bear tail Tail feathers


Comments

Deborah Dietrich(non-registered)
Wow Jason, those were some great pictures of one unique and beautiful plane! Looks like the owners did themselves proud on restoring it as well. Thanks for sharing the pictures as well as the interesting history of the Piper. Keep up the great photography buddy; love and miss ya!!!
Mike Parry(non-registered)
Jason - you captured the J3 perfectly, drawing out it's character and beauty. Well done, and thanks!
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