This is a symbol of light aviation. The Piper Cub, or Piper J-3, was designed in the 1930s and had its moment of glory in the three decades that followed.
From its beginnings, it was a great success, but it was the Second World War that propelled it as a major player in the democratisation of light aviation. The United States used it for a long time as a training and rescue aircraft for the wounded. Its impact on light aviation was such that it is often compared to the Ford T of the early 20th century.
More than 20,000 Piper J-3 Cub have been produced and some still fly with Wingly.