First Flight Influence

Just like many can recall, their first airplane ride was very likely in a Piper Cub.  That exciting feeling of take off stuck with the author for the rest of his life.  Since the short flight was over central Ontario, the author’s greatest memory was the visibility of seeing a vast number of lakes.  Little did the author realize these small, inexpensive and economical aircraft were already playing an important role in transporting supplies and people into areas otherwise inaccessible.

1)11-211 Piper PA-11 Cub Special CF-HOC

The brief flight would stay with the author for over 60 years until the chance encounter with CF-LXU would unlock his hidden memories and desire to produce a scale replica of the similar Piper PA-11.

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1. Photo by permission Eileen Flieler