Cub Crafters

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CubCrafters, Inc.
Industry General Aviation
Founded 1980
Key people

Jim Richmond, CEO
Randy Lervold, President
Jim Sprecher, Quality
Nathan Humbard, Production
Eric Leaver, Engineering
Stan Franz, Services

Fred Schlect, Finance
Products CC18-180 Top Cub
CC11-100 Sport Cub
Carbon Cub
Carbon Cub Kit
Number of employees
S3 Carbon Cub

Cub Crafters, Inc. (often styled CubCrafters) is an aircraft manufacturer based in Yakima, Washington. Founded in 1980 to build parts and STC modifications for the Piper PA-18 Super Cub, their CC18-180 Top Cub was FAA-certified December 16, 2004 and is currently in production. The Top Cub is a new aircraft based on the shape and attributes of the Super Cub, but incorporating modern materials and technology.[2]

The CC18-180 Top Cub was awarded Type Certificates for Canada and Australia in July/August 2008.[citation needed]

CubCrafters, Inc also produces an ASTM certified Light Sport Aircraft, the CC11-100 Sport Cub, a light-sport aircraft based on the original Piper J-3 Cub’s appearance. The Carbon Cub replaces many aluminum parts with carbon fiber for additional useful load.[3] Both the Top Cub and Sport Cub can be ordered with glass cockpits.[citation needed]

CubCrafters, Inc also has a service and rebuild facility for PA-18 Super Cubs and other Cub derivative designs.[2]

In 2012, CubCrafters bought from John Bryerton of GATS the Prototype and Type Certificate of the Gavilan 358.[4]



  1. ^ "Cub Crafters flying higher". YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC. January 11, 2005. 
  2. ^ a b Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 40. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ "Light Sport Brute". Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Gavilan 358 Prototype and Type Certificate bought by Cub Crafters". Retrieved 4 September 2012.