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Changing the Landscape of Backcountry Aviation

For more than 40 years, superior quality, industry-leading innovation and independent thinking have been the hallmarks of everything we do.


Our rapid R&D cycle, reputation for quality, and customer loyalty has resulted in strong sales year after year.

Game-Changing Capabilities Reach Untapped Markets

Nose wheel landing gear has a well-earned reputation for being incredibly forgiving, providing better visibility during taxiing, takeoff and landing and handling better overall than taildraggers.

  • Only 15% of pilots have tail wheel capabilities or interest.
  • With the introduction of our nose wheel landing gear configuration in 2019, we are reaching an additional 85% of the market.

Positioned for Growth*

As the industry’s leading manufacturer and innovator, CubCrafters is uniquely positioned to lead the market.

CubCrafters is the largest adventure aircraft manufacturer in the world.

With back country flying growing in popularity and more pilots than ever before taking to remote strips — globally — the world is at our wingtips.


We are the benchmark by which other aircraft are judged.

FAA Certification

Innovative Builder-Assist Program

FAA Certification — a Significant Barrier to Entry

We design and build the best-selling certified backcountry airplanes in America.

  • We are the only company to get a type certificate in backcountry aviation since 1970.
  • We were the first company ever to take experimental avionics and win FAA approval for a certified airplane.
  • In last 20 years, there have only been 4 new type Part 23 Certificates approved, and 2 were CubCrafters airplanes.

Building a Dream: Our Innovative Builder-Assist Program.

  • Pilots create their dream under the supervision of our factory technicians, with guaranteed delivery of a world-class aircraft.
  • No technical experience is necessary.
  • Our factory personnel guides our customers from fabrication to completion.
  • Fast-growing segment that provides a unique customer experience and builds customer loyalty.

Our airplanes are remarkably fast, very powerful, technically capable, enduringly rugged — and quite simply, fun to fly.


While 90% of our sales are domestic, 50% of the market demand is outside the U.S.

Expanding Our Global Reach**

Our aircraft have been sold and exported to more than 25 countries around the world, and have been awarded key international certifications:

Trusted by the authorities of the skies, our airplanes have been certified by:
  • FAA — United States
  • EASA — Europe
  • JCAB — Japan
  • TCCA — Canada
  • CASA — Australia
To view the Offering Circular, click here.


Our aircraft deliver a remarkable flight experience to satisfy the missions and interests of an increasing number of adventure seekers.


Reengineering the Archetype

Our origins began with rebuilding legendary PA-18 Piper Super Cubs, making them better through supplemental approvals, then re-engineering new, original designs that brought every aspect of the Cub platform to uniquely capable heights


A New Standard, Certified

In 2004, CubCrafters its first aircraft, the Top Cub, merging the best from the past with the very latest technology and bringing backcountry aviation into a new era.


The Most Advanced and Fastest-Selling Backcountry Aircraft

The Carbon Cub, a modern redesign of the classic Super Cub in 2006, has been continuously improved to redefine expectations and push the envelope of backcountry aviation.

  • In 2009 the Carbon Cub was upgraded with a lightweight 180 HP engine.
  • In 2010, the Carbon Cub became available as a build-it-yourself aircraft kit, called the Carbon Cub EX.
  • In 2015, we introduced our 7-day factory Builder Assist program with the Carbon Cub FX.
  • In 2017, we introduced Carbon Cub FX-3 and EX-3 with more refinements for increased performance.
  • In 2022, we are introducing a new engine option for the Carbon Cub, the CC 363i F/P, that combines advanced fuel injection and electronic ignition.

Redefining Expectations

Our most recent breakthroughs can be found on our certified XCubs.

Self-funded and secretly developed over 6 years, the introduction of the XCub in 2016 established CubCrafters at the center of a backcountry aviation revival.

Now with international certifications, the most powerful engine in its class, seaplane certification, and nosewheel landing gear configuration, the NXCub can go where no other airplane dared to go.

To view the Offering Circular, click here.


Much of our success has come from listening to pilots, building the aircraft they want to fly, and delivering an unmatched customer experience.

Our products and services are designed to meet customer needs throughout the life of the aircraft:

  • Pre-owned sales allow customers retiring from their flying career or upgrading their airplanes to sell on consignment.
  • Our aircraft retain tremendous value, often selling for more than their original price.
  • Our product line attracts customers across a wide range of interests including humanitarian and life-saving missions.

CubCrafters is an enduring symbol of the spirit of grassroots aviation. Our trailblazing innovations allow pilots to be their own trailblazers.


No other factory in the world is building multiple models of 3 aircraft certification types on one assembly line.

14 Facilities
3 Campuses

Situated on the edge of McAllister Field Airport in Yakima, Washington, our facility is Ideally configured to build airplanes at the highest levels of precision.

  • More than 200 dedicated and highly skilled personnel.
  • A unique combination of time-tested craftsmanship and state-of-the-art computer-aided design and fabrication.
  • We are the only manufacturer in America building Light Sport Aircraft, experimental and Certified category aircraft in the same FAA-certified production facility
  • Proven manufacturing principles and processes ensure that there is no outdated inventory and that all parts and procedures are under constant scrutiny.
To view the Offering Circular, click here.

A Dynamic Market

Light-Sport Aircraft Global Market Snapshot — A Bright Future***

  • Adventure aircraft have low acquisition, maintenance, and operational costs compared to traditional high-performance airplanes.
  • Higher discretionary income in developed and developing countries is boosting recreational use of adventure aircraft, with millennials showing increasing interest.
  • More countries have been legalizing recreational flights, resulting in a growing number of participants.
  • Global demand is increasing thanks to improved fuel efficiency and reduced noise emission.
  • Major regulatory bodies are modifying and introducing regulatory requirements to support industry growth.
  • Efforts to bring the pilot training and certification costs down has increased adoption of adventure aircraft.

To view the Offering Circular, click here.


Patrick Horgan
President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Board
Brad Damm
Vice President, Member of Board of Directors


Listen to what our investors are saying about CubCrafters.
Many of them are aviation enthusiasts who know the company well. Some of our investors are also owners of CubCrafters aircraft. Who better to offer a perspective on why they chose to invest with us?
“CubCrafters has accomplished what only the top 0.1% of companies dream of. They haven’t just created a brand, they have established an icon. Through quality, innovation and sticking to their roots, they have become the ‘Apple’ of the aviation world...and we’d have to be crazy not to invest in an ‘Apple’ at IPO.”
Ben Koch
“I support the product and think it will continue to do well. I’d buy the whole company if I could. It’s rare that an investment opportunity aligns so well with my personal interests.”
Dirk Chubbic
“I’ve always admired your products, innovation and the leadership of the company. Looking forward to investing in a ‘local’ company that has the ‘can-do’ attitude!”
Jim Knopke
“I jumped at the chance to get a personal tour of the factory and I saw the beautiful work being done in different stages building your CubCrafters aircraft. When I saw an opportunity to invest, I never forgot the experience you gave me and the quality products you are building. So, I’m excited to be an investor and I would like to thank you again for that tour.”
Paul Freire
“One of the best things about America is its freedom. Your message, your brand, your company breathe freedom and that’s what makes me want to support your venture.”
Chapman Dickerson
“If my investment is as good as your kits, looks like there might be something extra to leave my kids!”
Scott Hopson
“CubCrafters is committed to excellence, innovation and integrity. Your aircraft are made right here is the good old USA to the highest standards. The Demand to your aircraft speaks volumes. CubCrafter is going to continue to lead the field in backcountry aircraft for decades to come. That's the kind of company I want to be part of.”
Don Weiss
“As awesome who has loved aircraft their entire lives, I saw this as an opportunity to become part of something bigger...and continue to touch the lives of every person who gets into an aircraft and experiences the joy of flight.”
Dyson Hislop
“In a world of limited innovation, CubCrafters has taken a leap forward while others have pulled back.”
Joe Boettner
“As a professional educator, I am not wealthy so I invest in airplanes and airplane companies that I know will be successful.”
Allan Fisher, EdD
“As a lifelong aviator, it’s time for me to ‘give back’ and support a quality American manufacturer. I am confident your innovation and engineering will take CubCrafters into legendary status for filling the desires of the growing backcountry community. Looking forward to IPO day!”
Steve Cox
“I believe in the product, the people and the future demand for the aircraft’s simplicity.”
Dave Binnix
“I believe in the company, that it needs the capital for proper growth, and I’m in it for the long haul.”
Mike Daniel
“I’m thrilled to be able to invest in a company I have personal knowledge of and am a customer as well. The program they have developed and their attention to detail is what made me a believer and a repeat customer. Thanks for being such a great company with a wonderful product.”
Joyce Wilson
“I chose to invest in CubCrafters because of your dedication to an amazing product, pilot safety, and a relentless goal of bringing a great value added to your customers...and the future health of general aviation. Thanks for the great idea and the opportunity to get involved.”
Rick Raesz
To view the Offering Circular, click here.

Deal Terms

A singular investment opportunity

For the first time, enthusiasts, customers, and investors can participate in our future by acquiring shares in a Public Offering available to everyone, subject to SEC qualification.

Per Share Price
Minimum Investment
All Investors
Maximum Goal
$50 Million
To view the Offering Circular, click here.

1918 South 16th Avenue Yakima, WA 98903


To view the Offering Circular, click here.


January 18
Bell2Bell Podcast w/CubCrafters CEO Patrick Horgan

We recently announced that CubCrafters is planning to allow outside investment in the company for the first time in our 42-year history! CEO Patrick Horgan is interviewed on the Bell2Bell podcast about the company, CubCrafters best-in-class backcountry aircraft, and provides a preview of an exciting future as the company raises capital for its expansion to keep up with demand in the backcountry aircraft market segment.

January 17
Investing in CubCrafters Is Now Available In all States

Non-accredited investors from Florida, New Jersey, Texas and Washington can now invest in CubCrafters’ public offering.

CubCrafters, a leading designer and manufacturer of Light-Sport and Part 23 Certified aircraft, announced today that they can now accept new investment from non-accredited investors residing in the states of Florida, New Jersey, Texas and Washington.

In July of 2022, the company announced its intention to go public, and was subsequently qualified by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a public stock offering of up to $50 million using the Regulation A+ exemption, but was unable to accept investments from non-accredited investors in several states, due to local restrictions in those states.

In order to accommodate the high level of investor interest in those states, CubCrafters has now launched a new Regulation CF campaign, offering the same preferred stock to the public, at the same initial price of $5 per share, and with the same $400 minimum investment.

“Our fans, customers, aviation enthusiasts, employees, and even the general public in the states of Florida, New Jersey, Texas, and Washington have told us that they very much want to participate in this investment opportunity,” stated Patrick Horgan, CubCrafters President and CEO. “It was always our intention for everyone to be able to participate in our offering regardless of their location, and now they can.”

CubCrafters capital raise will be used to increase manufacturing capacity to reduce order backlog, accelerate the pace of innovation to meet pilots’ demand for faster, more powerful, technically capable aircraft, to improve customer support, and to boost sales in overseas markets where the company flagship XCub aircraft has received international certifications from regional aviation authorities.

"Our fans, customers, aviation enthusiasts, employees, and even the general public in the states of Florida, New Jersey, Texas, and Washington can now participate in this investment opportunity.”

— Patrick Horgan, CubCrafters President and CEO

Click on the link to see the full press release.

December 20
CubCrafters Acquires Summit Aircraft Skis

CubCrafters announces the acquisition Summit Aircraft Skis along with the unique patents, design and manufacturing assets of the company. Working closely with Mike Custard, the founder of Summit, CubCrafters is developing a smooth manufacturing transition and ensuring availability of Summit Skis to all pilots of backcountry aircraft going forward. More information is available in the full press release below.

December 06
CubCrafters Awarded Government Contract for Certified XCubs

CubCrafters was selected by the United States Department of Agriculture to provide our flagship CC19 XCub aircraft as part of a government fleet modernization contract.

While CubCrafters has supplied aircraft to multiple Federal agencies since 2003, this contract will be the first certified XCubs to be in service with the U.S. government. As part of a multi-year contract with CubCrafters, the airplanes will be primarily used for natural resource management; with the first two aircraft scheduled for delivery in late summer 2023.

The contract represents a strong testament to the reliability, durability and performance of our aircraft and the confidence and trust the Federal Government has in our product. More details are available from the link below.

November 15
CubCrafters Achieved Securities and Exchange Commission Qualification

After qualification by the SEC, CubCrafters can now accept investors for its Regulation A+ public offering. Full press release is linked below.

September 01
Bell2Bell Podcast with CubCrafters Vice President Brad Damm

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Brad Damm, is interviewed on the Bell2Bell podcast about the company, the upcoming Regulation A public offering, how the funds raised are expected to be used, who the corporate leadership is, and the vision for the future of the company. As of today, reservations to purchase shares can still be made at the offering price of $5 per share. If you want to participate, there is detailed information about this opportunity at the link below.



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Patrick Horgan on January 11
#Dgcnr, thank you for your question. While we are not currently listed on any stock exchanges, it is our intention, after raising capital through the current offerings, to consider listing our stock on one of the exchanges available to us. If and when that happens, we have recently reserved the ticker symbol CUBC with Nasdaq.

Xavier on August 25
Hi there! Is it possible to get the company numbers? Otherwise, this is sort of a blind investment… I like CubCrafters a lot, but without numbers I cannot tell whether $5 a share is a bargain or all the contrary. Thanks !

Patrick Horgan on August 31
Hi Xavier, You can download some slides included on the offering page by clicking "Download Presentation," which shares some annual sales numbers. We are currently in a reservation phase, which is non-binding and stock purchase investments cannot yet be made. The reservation allows one to reserve shares at the issue price. We will publish our Offering Circular when qualified by the SEC, which includes valuation details. We cannot guarantee the SEC approval, nor timing. Thanks for your support for our company.

Steve on August 12
It's not clear from the offering how an investor would ever make any money. I don’t think CubCrafters is looking to be acquired or to do an IPO, which are the normal ways you would expect to make money on a pre-IPO investment. So how will we make money? Will the stock be transferrable?

Patrick Horgan on August 12
Steve, Thank you for taking an interest in CubCrafters and for the question posed. Our aspiration as a management team is to deliver value to all our stake holders and we continually assess the various opportunities to do just that. By filing our Reg A+ with the SEC, once the SEC Qualifies our filing, it becomes a public offering in the sense that the buyers of our stock will then be allowed by the SEC to sell their shares. It is our intention that after raising capital through the Reg A+, we will considering listing our stock on one of the exchanges available to us, which include Alternative Trading Systems (ATS), that provide liquidity with no shorting or naked shorting of stocks. Or, on exchanges such as OTCQB , the OTCQX, or the NASDAQ. Upon Qualification, and after raising sufficient capital from enough investors, Reg A+ can be used as the listing vehicle to the NASDAQ or the NYSE. Our management team will consider all the circumstances as we continue on our capital raising process and select the most prudent liquidity vehicle. Note that we cannot guarantee that the SEC will qualify our Reg A+ or that we will raise capital through the offering.

Steve on August 12
Thanks. I'm looking forward to "taking a ride" with CubCrafters!

Lindsay on August 09
Hello, What is the valuation of the company? In other words, if one purchases $100,000 of stock in this offering what percent of the company would they own (post offering). Thanks. Lindsay

Patrick Horgan on August 12
Hi Lindsay, We are currently in a reservation phase, which is non-binding for the investor; stock purchases cannot yet be made. The reservation allows one to reserve shares at the issue price. We will publish our Offering Circular when qualified by the SEC, which includes valuation details. We cannot guarantee the SEC approval, nor timing.

Offering Circular

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