Goodyear Terra Tires for Aircraft?

  CubCrafters is the largest OEM of modern backcountry capable “bush” aircraft in production today. Most of the aircraft we build are equipped with large, low-pressure “Tundra” tires for landing at primitive airstrips or in other terrain off-airport. While CubCrafters designs the whole aircraft to be optimized for this type of flying, we weren’t the… Read more »

CubCrafters Announces the Passing of Company Founder Jim Richmond

Jim Richmond at Mile High airstrip in the Idaho wilderness with several new NX Cubs in 2020 Yakima, Washington – November 22, 2021: It is with heavy hearts that we share the loss of our Founder, Jim Richmond, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 21st, 2021 surrounded by loving family at his home in… Read more »

215 HP XCub on Amphibious Floats – Pilot Report

  Brad Damm works for CubCrafters and flew the 215 HP amphibious XCub in the above video. After the video was made, he handed the aircraft off to Wes Valpey, a very experienced pilot and flight instructor who flew the Alaska bush for a number of years before an airline career and then becoming Chief… Read more »

7 (?) Carbon Cubs in Spanish Fork – Mike Patey Update

Mike Patey describes all the various CubCrafters Carbon Cub projects being built in Spanish Fork, Utah, with his family & friends. Go Mike & team! Please subscribe to Mike’s YouTube Channel and follow along as he and Chandra both build their own amazing Carbon Cubs!  

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2020! May your days be filled with peace, hope, and joy this holiday season. As always, we are grateful for the business, loyalty, and support of our customers. We are excited for what 2021 will bring! – Jim Richmond, Patrick Horgan, Brad Damm

Sport & Carbon Cub – New Rear Seat Option!

CubCrafters Customer Experience Manager, Laceigh Strunk, talks about the new fixed rear seat option for the Carbon Cub! This new option gives the rear seat passenger or crew all of the same fixed seat options that were previously available only to the pilot in the front. Installation only takes a few minutes (2 bolts is… Read more »

Three Noseheel Equipped NX Cubs Explore the Idaho Backcountry

CubCrafters now offers a nosewheel option for the company’s flagship CC-19 XCub Aircraft, popularly called the NX Cub. In this video, Jim Richmond (CubCrafters founder) explores the Idaho backcountry in the late summer of 2020 with Ben Hodges and Mike Sasser, each flying one of the company’s new nosewheel-equipped NX Cubs. Basing out of Morgan… Read more »

Chandra Builds a Carbon Cub EX-3!

Congratulations to Chandra Brooks Patey and Mike Patey on their recent announcement that another CubCrafters Carbon Cub (this time an EX-3) will soon be born… Yes, Scrappy is cool, but we’re also really excited to see Chandra’s EX-3 build get started too! Please subscribe to Mike’s YouTube Channel and follow along as he and Chandra both build… Read more »

First EASA Approved XCub headed to the United Kingdom

Top Adventure Aircraft is Now Approved for Flight in Europe Yakima, Washington – August 26th, 2020: The first new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified CC19 XCub has now shipped for Europe from the CubCrafters company headquarters in Yakima, Washington. The aircraft, to be placed on the United Kingdom registry as G-OBTO, is the first… Read more »