Celebrated across the nation as one of the top fly-ins for historic aircraft, the 35th annual West Coast Cub Fly-In is slated for July 13, 14, &15th, 2018 at the Lompoc Airport. More than 100 planes are expected to participate.
The free, family-friendly event allows spectators. Visitors can walk among the aircraft, observe the flying events, and interact with the pilots. Among the popular events are flour bombing and spot landing contests, held on Saturday afternoon! Tasty food & beverages, plus T-shirts and souvenirs are available for purchase.
Bring a lawn chair and your camera, and enjoy all of the activities! Free parking is limited on site. Additional parking is nearby. Dogs must be on leashes and parents must closely watch children due to the presence of taxing aircraft.
Come for a few days and enjoy the fly-in along with other fun things to see and do in Lompoc!
History of the Piper Cub:
The most popular Cub is the Piper J-3 Cub which is a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. With tandem (fore and aft) seating, it was intended for flight training but became one of the most popular and best-known light aircraft of all time. The Cub’s simplicity, affordability and popularity invoke comparisons to the Ford Model T automobile. Piper manufactured 19,073 J-3 Cubs. The aircraft’s standard chrome yellow paint has come to be known as “Cub Yellow” or “Lock Haven Yellow”.
Cubs served in wartime as artillery spotters and air ambulances but are best known as trainers for the thousands of student pilots who learned to fly between the late 1930’s thru the 1950’s! One Cub serving with the US Coast Guard actually sunk a German U-Boat during WWII! Today, they are cherished classic aircraft from aviation’s Golden Age!