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PH-GBA Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub c/n 18-7909047 - Hilversum airfield in Holland - 29 June 2015 vliegveld Hilversum (EHHV)

The Piper PA-18-150 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 1979-built Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub s/n 18-790947 was registered N83522 in the USA. It was re-registered N6BL and on 16 January 1992 cancelled as exported to England. On 17 January 1992, the Super Cub was registered G-BUBA in the UK with B. Jackson, Heathfield, Crawley. On 15 June 1999, the G-BUBA was registered with Sunseeker Sales (UK) Ltd., Poole. On 18 September 2000, the aircraft was registered with Liddell Aircraft Ltd., Ferndown. On 14 January 2003, registration G-BUBA was cancelled as exported to the Netherlands. The intension was to registered the aircraft as PH-UBA in the Netherlands, but on 23 January 2003, the PA-18-150 Super Cub was registered PH-GBA with PA 18 BV, Oudewater. On 29 June 2015, the Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub PH-GBA was seen at Hilversum aerodrome.

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