Flying Five of Mr. Piper’s Best!

What do we fly? Short Wing Pipers, of course! But what is a Short Wing Piper? The short answer is Short Wing Pipers are five of Piperʼs finest aircraft – the Piper Vagabond, Clipper, Pacer, Tri-Pacer, and Colt – which were produced from 1948 to 1964.

But why the “Short Wing” in our name? Back in 1947, Piper decided to build the cheapest two-place general use airplane possible with parts already on hand. Standard J-3 Cub wings were shortened by removing three feet off the wing root, and the fuselage was shortened as well – and the first Short Wing Piper, the Vagabond, was born.

For more information and spec sheets on each Short Wing Piper, including the PA22/20, click on the boxes below.