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PH-FLG Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub c/n 18-1445 (frame 18-1399) - 'U.S.ARMY 15445' - Flugplatz Nordhorn-Lingen in Germany - 22 March 2019 Flugplatz Nordhorn-Lingen (EDWN)

The Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub is a two-seat high-wing light utility aircraft. The Piper PA-18 Super Cub flew for the first time in 1949, and the FAA Type certification was awarded on 18 November 1949. The first production Super Cubs were delivered in 1949. Over 10.000 Super Cubs were built, including about 8,500 civilian Super Cubs and more than 1,800 delivered to the U.S. and several foreign military services as L-18Cs and L-21s for liaison; training; transport and target tugs work. Most of the Super Cubs were built until 1981 when production originally ceased. Super Cub production resumed by WTA between 1982 and 1988 totalled 250. Between 1988 and 1994 Piper Aircraft built another 102.
The ICAO Aircraft Type Designator for the Piper PA-18-95 is PA18.

The 1952-built Piper PA-18-95 c/n 18-1455 (frame-nr. 18-1399) was one of a considerable number of M.D.A.P. (Mutual Defense Assistance Programme) - supplied tandem-seat Piper L-18C Super Cub aircraft to the French Army for liaison and general duties. In January 1952, Piper L-18C with USAF serial 51-15455 entered service with the French Army (ALAT - Aviation Légère de l’Armée de Terre) as 115455. Soon, the ALAT Piper L-18C 115455 moved to French Algeria, also known as Colonial Algeria. On 26 November 1955, the aircraft entered service with GAOA N°1 (Observation Aviation Group Artillerie N°1). On 1 April 1956, L-18C 115455 became part of the new formed 2e DIM - le Peleton Avions de la 2e Division d'Infanterie Motorisée that operated in Ageria. In that period, the French Army L-18C aircraft in Algeria had "sand and spinach" camouflage, white-ringed roundels and rudder tricolore. In September 1962, after Algeria was declared independence on 5 July 1962, Piper L-18C 115455 returned to France. On 15 July 1963, the '115455' entered service with ES.ALAT. On 27 September 1963, the Piper L-18C was damaged in an accident but repaired. In May 1970, Piper L-18C Super Cub 115455 was withdrawn from use by the ALAT and offered for sale. After being retired from military services, the aircraft was registered D-EOCC and later D-EAGT in Germany as a Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub. In May 1984, registration D-EAGT was cancelled as exported to the UK and registered G-BLGT with a privat owner. On 31 January 2005, after being registered G-BLGT with five different owners, and painted in 'U.S.ARMY 15445' colors, registration G-BLGT was cancelled as exported to the Netherlands. On 8 March 2006, the Piper PA-18 Super Cub 95 was registered PH-FLG with Flying Focus Castricum BV. On 21 December 2006, the PH-FLG was registered with a privat owner and based at vliegveld Hilversum.
On 22 March 2019, Piper PA-18-95 PH-FLG was seen at Flugplatz Nordhorn-Lingen "Klausheide" (EDWN).

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