Piper (Aircraft Corporation)

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The term Piper refers to a small, general aviation aircraft, usually used for private flights. The Piper Aircraft Corporation was established in 1937 by William T. Piper. Since the company's inception, it has designed and manufactured over 144,000 planes in 160 models.

A high wing Piper has its wings coming off the roof of the aircraft, above the sight line of the pilot, and a low-wing piper has them coming out of the bottom of the aircraft with the tips visible to the pilot.

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"Piper Cub, October 12, 2013" by Aleksandr Markin is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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