The formation of the company can be traced to Taylor Brothers Aircraft Company founded in 1927 which went bankrupt in 1930 and was purchased by William T. Piper and was renamed as Piper Aircraft Corporation in 1937. During the great depresion the company built the E-2 Cub, Piper believing that a cheap simple to operate aircraft would florish.
During World War 2 the company built military versions of the J-3 Cub called the L-4 Grasshopper.
Post war there was a boom in civil aircraft with Piper building 7,800 aircraft in 1946 alone, however by the next year the boom had ended with Piper 'only' building 3,500 aircraft.
In the 1950's & 60's the number of models increased including single and twin engined aircraft.
In 1969 the Piper family agreed to sell Piper Aircraft to Bangor Punta Corporation.
In 1972 the factory was flooded and nearly destroyed by torrential rains from Hurricane Agnes leading to Piper opening a new factory in Lakeland Florida which opened in 1972.
During the 1980's production was impacted by increased product liability and eventually the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1991, emerging in 1995 as The New Piper Aircraft. In July 2003 94% of the voting capital was bought by American Capital Strategies, Ltd. and was sold again in 2009 to Singapore based investment company Imprimis who is owned by the Government of Brunei.
The poster is printed on 220gsm silk paper and is delivered in a cardboard tube to protect it in transit.
We also have a range of cockpit poster. These posters are available as prints and digital downloads.
Cockpit posters are A0 (841 x 1189mm - 33.1 x 46.8inch) or A1 (594 x 841mm - 23.4 x 33.1 inch) Profiles are A3 (420 x 297mm high - 16.53 x 11.69inch) or A4 (297 x 210mm - 11.69 x 8.3inch) and printed on 220gsm gloss paper. Other media and sizes are available on request.
The digital download is available immediately on order completion. The download is in pdf format and is the same resolution as the print. The digital download comes free with the A3 print purchase.
Cockpit Revolution has been developing cockpit posters for the last 5 years and are drawn by a Flight Engineer using his expertise in aircraft engineering and training.
All the posters are based upon the manufacturers documentation, visits to the aircraft and simulators and photographs.
The posters are drawn to no specific configuration, phase of flight or switch position. If you require a specific configuration, phase of flight or switch position then please contact us.