THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
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
Designating the Piper J-3 Cub as the official State aircraft of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The General Assembly finds and declares that:
(1) The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light
aircraft, recognizable by its famous yellow fuselage and
black trim, that was built in the city of Lock Haven, Clinton
County, between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft.
(2) During that time period, 19,076 Cubs were produced
in Lock Haven.
(3) With tandem seating, the Cub was intended for
flight training but became one of the most popular and best-
known light aircraft of all time among the military and
(4) The Cub's simplicity, affordability and popularity
invoke comparisons to the Ford Model T automobile.
(5) The Cub was modified and used by the United States
Armed Forces during World War II for reconnaissance and as a
hedgehopper over all kinds of terrain to carry personnel,
critical supplies and important messages for the artillery
and tank corps, and cavalry and infantry.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Official State aircraft.
The aircraft known as the Piper J-3 Cub is selected,
designated and adopted as the official State aircraft of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Section 2. Effective date.
This act shall take effect immediately.