Today’s Top Aircraft For Sale Pick: 1951 Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub

Many consider this airplane the ultimate expression of Piper’s Cub series.

Piper’s Super Cub offers pilots a pure taildragger experience. [Courtesy: Paul Moir]

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Get ready to fine-tune your wheel-landing technique and gracefully zigzag on the taxiway for better visibility. There are many versions of the Piper Cub available to pilots seeking a traditional taildragger experience, including contemporary designs inspired by the original. This model, however, makes a great case for being the purest, most desirable version. The Super Cub continues to set the standard for light, high-wing, bush-capable aircraft.

This Super Cub has 5,050 hours on the airframe and 630 hours on its 150 hp Lycoming O-320 engine since overhaul. The panel is a basic VFR affair, including Bendix/King comms, a Garmin Aera 510 GPS, and a Garmin transponder. This machine looks great inside and out because it received new paint and seats last year. 

Pilots who want to explore off the beaten path, visiting remote strips and off-airport locations, would be hard-pressed to find an airplane better suited to the mission. 

This backcountry transporter is available for $160,000 on AircraftForSale.

You can arrange financing of the airplane through FLYING Financial Group. For more information, email

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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