Piper’s 75th anniversary was a cause for celebration, and not just because it marked the start of the venture originally from Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Every time the company turns a year older, so too does the iconic Piper J-3 Cub, perhaps the best loved GA airplane of all time. Piper held a fly-in at its headquarters in Vero Beach, Florida, in November, and the Cub fly-in in Lock Haven in June was well attended, but the real party was held on the grounds of EAA’s Oshkosh show over the summer. The celebration started with the “Cubs 2 Oshkosh” event, a coordinated flight of 75 J-3s that flew in single file from Wisconsin’s Hartford Municipal Airport to Wittman Regional. They joined a veritable sea of Cub Yellow parked on the Oshkosh showgrounds. The assortment of airplanes included an original Taylor E-2 Cub, forerunner to the J-3, and the only two flying examples in the world of Cubs with Lenape Papoose three-cylinder radial engines. These days, Piper does quite well in Vero Beach with its popular lineup of M-class singles.