I mailed this letter to Ohio J-3 Cub owners this week. Hope to add Indiana and Michigan owners to the sent list this next week. I would encourage all Cub owners, from J-2 to Super Cub to Carbon Cub, to participate. Would be great to see a mass of over two hundred Cubs arrive and park together.
According to FAA records, you are the proud owner of a Piper Cub. If that’s true, you might be interested in activities for the 75th Anniversary of the Piper Cub. I would invite you to fly your cub to MERFI at Grimes Field in Urbana to discuss plans for the 75th Anniversary.
As of today, nothing has been announced concerning the Cubs 75th Anniversary. By the time of the MERFI fly in, September 10th thru 11th, I would hope that EAA, Sentimental Journey, Cub Club and other interested parties would have plans in the works for the anniversary. If not, then let’s start a grass roots effort to begin the planning.
There are over 200 Piper Cub owners in Ohio. It would be fantastic if thirty or more Ohio cubs would participate in flying, as a group, to Sentimental Journey and or Oshkosh next year.
I would encourage our neighboring cub owner to participate with us to make the flight an even greater adventure. In that regard, I will invite all interested parties to the MERFI fly in this fall.
More information about the planning for the 75th will be posted on the MERFI.com site. Be advised that Grimes Field has a well maintained 3,000 foot north/south grass runway not listed on many charts that is west of the paved.
Please feel free to call or e-mail me with helpful hints or advice.