PA-16 Clipper

Where the Vagabond started it all, the 1949 Clipper set the shape of things to come! Skagit Aero Clipper 2

With a right side door for the front and a left side door for the back, the Clipper held four people and had good performance on only 115 hp. It had sticks rather than control yokes and got most of its performance by simply being lightweight.

Due to an objection by Pan American Airways over the use of the Clipper model name – Pan Am insisted they had copyrighted “Clipper” and that Piper should cease and desist – Clippers were only produced for one year.

Skagit Aero Clipper 1

 

 

 

 

 

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