|Details the formations, struggles & successes of the Piper Aircraft Corporation during aviation's Golden Age. Includes particulars of the original Taylor Brothers Aircraft Corporation and of C.G. Taylor (the father of the light plane) & his brother, Gordon. It explains the move to Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, the bankruptcy of the company during the Depression, and the ultimate split of Taylor& Piper, and the beginning of the Piper Aircraft name. Included are the Taylor Chummy, Taylor E-2 Cub, Taylor/Piper J-2 Cub, Piper J-3 Cub, J-4 Cub Coupe, J-5 Cruiser, the Grasshoppers (military observations & liaison airplanes), Piper TG-8 Training Glider, Piper Experimentals, PA-12 Super Cruiser, PA-11 Cub Specials, PA-14 Family Cruiser, PA- 15 Vagabond, PA-16 Clipper and PA-18 Super Cub. 90 pgs, softbound, 11 pgs of 3-view drawings, 130 photos.|
Bought this gift for a friend who turned 90 in Alaska. He flew a PA12 for roughly 50 years. IT was a great hit. At 90 your really not in an accumulation phase anymore so had a hard time coming up with a gift. This idea was spot on and I appreciate your expedite service as it arrive to me the day before I flew out to Alaska where he lived.
VERY well done book, am now on the second reading!