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Hunting J3 Cubs


Aug 29, 2006
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I have always wanted a J3 Cub since I was little guy hanging around the airport (ANP) waiting for my father to finish flight instructing. I have been around aviation my entire life 40 years and have always loved planes. My father was a commercial pilot and flew as a corporate pilot his entire life. His aviation career started in 1945 flying J3's at Spartan School of aeronautic. He passed away back in 1991 of natural causes with 26 thousands hours. One day I was looking at his log book from Spartan and got the bright idea that it would be really cool to own a J3 that he learned to fly in. This started 2 years ago with 13 possible planes, using the web I found that 6 of the 13 J3's are no longer with us. Two planes are flying and I have contacted there owners N38536 and N27912. Unfortunately they love there Cub's to much to part with them. Three planes are out there registered, but I have not been able to contact the owners N41303,N25758,N24558. Then there is the last two planes that have no activity with the FAA register since 1977 (maybe sitting in a barn) N31090 and N30930 one was last registered in Texas and the other in Oklahoma. I would like any information I can get on these planes. I am a AP mechanic and would love to find and rebuild one of these Cub's. If I can't get one of the above list believe me I will buy a Cub someday. The Cub on Ebay last week was just 2 serial numbers away from one in the log book. Thanks for reading Peter

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