Did you know? Piper Aircraft were PA Wilds Made! At one point in history, Piper Aircraft Corporation was the world’s leading producer of general aviation aircraft. Originally located in Bradford (McKean County) the Piper Aircraft Corporation was moved to Lock Haven (Clinton County) in 1937. The company was well known for it's "Cub" aircraft, and a series bearing Indian names such as Aztec, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Comanche, Navajo, and Pawnee. The factory was closed in 1984. Piper Aircraft Corporation grew to become the world’s leading producer of general aviation aircraft.
Visit the Piper Aviation Museum to learn about the company's rich legacy, and interesting aviation facts. The museum contains both educational exhibits and actual aircraft on display. Piper Aircraft can still be seen in action during “Sentimental Journey” — an annual “fly-in” event at the William T. Piper Memorial Airport. Generally taking place in June, check the museum's event page or call for details on this special event.