The 38 Annual West Coast Cub Fly-in
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Date & Time
Fri, Jul 08 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat, Jul 09 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun, Jul 10 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1801 North H st Lompoc CA 93436
The 38 Annual West Coast Cub Fly-in is schedule for the weekend of the 8, 9, 10th of July 2022 at Lompoc Airport. They fly-in is open to the public at no cost. The antique airplanes begin arriving on Thursday and continue through Saturday. The proficiency contest starts around 2pm on Saturday.
Friday evening at 6pm a super spaghetti dinner will be served in the hanger. Saturday at 5:30 is the trip-tip BBQ dinner. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served in Friday and Saturday for lunch. Starting at 7am on Saturday and Sunday morning there will be an outstanding breakfast of pancakes sausage, milk, coffee. In addition, we’ll have T-SHIRTS and SOUVENIRS on hand for your shopping pleasure, and tasty FOOD and BEVERAGES also available throughout the event.
The West Coast Cub Fly-in was started by Bruce Fall and the late Monte Finely in 1984. Bruce and Monte, both Piper Cub owners, had always wanted to go the East Coast Cub Fly-in, known as the Sentimental Journey at Lockhaven, PA but the trip in a Cub could take up to two weeks – assuming one had good weather on the trip, as the Cubs have a short range and only fly about 80 miles per hour.
After some discussion, Bruce and Monte decided they should have a Cub fly-in, at the Lompoc Airport. There were 10 airplanes that attended the first fly-in, over the years the work has spread over the years that as gone as many as 70 airplanes, 50 of which were Cubs. The West Coast Cub Fly-in has often been referred to as the Best Little Fly-in the West. Piolets from as far away as Massachusetts have attended the event. Fires, Covid and gas prices have recently affected the participation but we hope to have a strong attendance this year.
The veteran Cubs were first built by Taylor Brothers, but were bought out by William Piper in 1937, and from then on, the Pipers were known as Piper Cubs. Some 20,000 Cubs were built with about half of them still flying worldwide. They were used primarily as trainers early in WWII. They were also used as artillery observers and VIP short haul transports both in Europe and the Pacific.
The Piper Cub is known to many as the model “T” of the airplane world. For attentional information, photos, or if you would like to help-out please contact Brian Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.