If you’ve never flown a cub then you’re in for a real treat! The Piper J3 Cub is one of the greatest airplanes ever designed. It’s extreme simplicity and forgiveness make it a great trainer. It has been said by many cub pilots that the Piper Cub is an easy airplane to fly, but a difficult airplane to fly well. I couldn’t agree more as I’m still working to become a ‘really good’ cub pilot.
As a student you’ll be flying from the rear seat. As the pilot flying solo, you’ll be flying from the rear seat. As the pilot flying with passengers, you’ll be flying from the rear seat. So you might as well get used to the rear seat. When will you fly from the front? When you either become a flight instructor or buy another airplane that solo’s from the front.
Here is a great video a fellow made of his experience doing landing practice in a J3 Cub. This is what to expect on many of your lessons with me as we’ll spend a lot of time perfecting your landings. This is also a great way to illustrate your “view” from the rear seat.