PRINTER'S NO.  476

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

HOUSE BILL

 

No.

64

Session of

2011

  

  

INTRODUCED BY HANNA, TALLMAN, EVERETT, MIRABITO, CALTAGIRONE, CAUSER, FREEMAN, GEIST, GEORGE, GERBER, GOODMAN, KILLION, KORTZ, MAHONEY, MARSHALL, MILLARD, MILLER, READSHAW, STEVENSON AND KULA, FEBRUARY 8, 2011

  

  

REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT, FEBRUARY 8, 2011  

  

  

  

AN ACT

  

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Designating the Piper J-3 Cub as the official State aircraft of

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the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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The General Assembly finds and declares that:

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(1)  The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light

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aircraft, recognizable by its famous yellow fuselage and

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black trim, that was built in the city of Lock Haven, Clinton

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County, between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft.

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(2)  During that time period, 19,076 Cubs were produced

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in Lock Haven.

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 (3)  With tandem seating, the Cub was intended for

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flight training but became one of the most popular and best-

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known light aircraft of all time among the military and

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civilian population.

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 (4)  The Cub's simplicity, affordability and popularity

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invoke comparisons to the Ford Model T automobile.

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 (5)  The Cub was modified and used by the United States

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Armed Forces during World War II for reconnaissance and as a

 


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hedgehopper over all kinds of terrain to carry personnel,

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critical supplies and important messages for the artillery

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and tank corps, and cavalry and infantry.

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The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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hereby enacts as follows:

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Section 1.  Official State aircraft.

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The aircraft known as the Piper J-3 Cub is selected,

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designated and adopted as the official State aircraft of the

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Section 2.  Effective date.

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This act shall take effect immediately.

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