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Top 5 Reasons to invest with CubCrafters

Industry Leadership

CubCrafters is an acknowleged leader in adventure aircraft that deliver the ultimate flying experience.

Accelerating Innovation

Our Research and Development engineers continue to stretch the envelope of current aviation technology - developing and depoying innovations at the increasing rate.

Expanding Markets

The backcountry aircraft market is expected to grow at a significant Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) as the scope and applications expand dramatically around the world according to MarketWatch (Nov. 2022)

Superior Quality and Performance

Manufactured in the USA using the highest quality materials and leading adge design, our aircraft are lighter, stronger, safer, faster and more reliable.

Proven Expertise

Our team combines extensive aviation experience with a passion for adventure flying that has led to a track record of stability and growth.

Latest News

All news

March 13
Carbon Cub Lands on 24 Meter Helipad of Iconic Hotel in Dubai
February 02
Summit Aircraft Ski Manufacturing at CubCrafters Facilities
January 18
Bell2Bell Podcast w/CubCrafters CEO Patrick Horgan
Red Bull | CubCrafters



CubCrafters, in collaboration with Red Bull and extreme sports promotor XDubai, has achieved an unprecedented milestone in aviation by successfully landing a fixed wing Carbon Cub aircraft on the heliport of one of the world's most iconic buildings, the Burj Al Arab hotel, in Dubai, UAE.

"All big moments start with little ideas powered by imagination and the desire to create something special."



3.14.2023 - CUBCRAFTERS-BUILT AIRCRAFT SUCCESSFULLY LANDS ON HELIPAD ON ICONIC BURJ AL ARAB HOTEL IN DUBAI - Pilot lands Fixed Wing Carbon Cub airplane on a 78-foot diameter helipad located on top of the 56 story building.

BULLSEYE LANDING - Red Bull/CubCrafters

Key Differentiators

To review the SEC-qualified offering circular, click here.


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 world’s largest light-sport aircraft manufacturer with a revenue share of the global market exceeding 9.8% in 2017.
In a highly competitive and fractured market, the top 10 manufacturers of light-sport aircraft account for 50% of global market revenue.

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


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.



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.

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.


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

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

1918 South 16th Avenue Yakima, WA 98903


To review the SEC-qualified offering circular click here.


May 03
CubCrafters is prototyping revolutionary, patented technology

CubCrafters engineers have designed and patented a revolutionary new device: Electronic Lift Augmenting Slats (ELAS.) When attached to existing aircraft -- or integrated into original manufacturing -- the ELAS technology utilizes small electric ducted fans in combination with leading-edge lifting slats to change the airflow over the wing. This can result in as much as a 50% reduction of takeoff and landing distances. The technology was partially funded by two grants from NASA in recognition of the advantages ELAS technology could bring to civilian, scientific and military aircraft.

March 28
Cubcrafters to Offer New Rotax Powered Carbon Cub

CubCrafters is introducing a new variant of its best-selling Carbon Cub aircraft. In development for international markets, the new model is called the Carbon Cub UL.

The company has invested in several new technologies to make the Carbon Cub UL even lighter and better performing than its predecessor, the Carbon Cub SS. The goal is a new airplane that features multi-fuel technology (MOGAS & AVGAS), fully meets ASTM standards, and carries 2 adult people with a full fuel load and a reasonable amount of baggage at a takeoff weight of 600 kg (1320 lbs) and under.

March 13
Carbon Cub Lands on 24 Meter Helipad of Iconic Hotel in Dubai

The Bulls Eye landing event featured Red Bull Air Race pilot and Carbon Cub owner Luke Czepiela landing a specially modified version of CubCrafters bestselling aircraft on a 27-meter wide helipad suspended 212 meters above sea level atop the 56-story hotel.

February 02
Summit Aircraft Ski Manufacturing at CubCrafters Facilities

Once we acquired Summit Aircraft Skis, we wanted to ensure that our customers had uninterrupted supply of the products they wanted. After an intensive training period, our manufacturing team hit the ground running...skiing.

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.


Post comment

Justin J. on May 26
COMMENT RECEIVED: "I love the plane. My only concern is the Democrats and their war on fossil fuels. And their fanatic push for green energy. They will no doubt be forcing aircraft manufacturers to go electric and we all know that is not practical. I think that will hurt all companies. -Michael S." RESPONSE: Hello Michael, We understand your concerns, and it is part of our mission to continue innovating while monitoring industry developments. We agree that current battery technology is not yet adequate as a widespread replacement for primary powerplants in personal and commercial transport aircraft, and it will not be for many years, despite much hype and investment in electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) research in the last decade. CubCrafters works directly with the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and with other important groups and leaders, in support of sensible policies to maintain fuel supplies while also addressing the future of aviation fuels. In parallel, we are continuing technological innovation such as our recently announced Carbon Cub UL project utilizing the Rotax 916iS with flex-fuel capability. Now in the second phase of research grant funding from NASA, we also recently announced our patented R&D development of Electric Lift Augmenting Slats (ELAS), as a potentially powerful short take-off and landing (STOL) innovation that can be successful with current battery technology. Just as we weathered the pandemic-triggered supply-chain challenges, we are actively looking forward to a continuing positive future for General Aviation. And, we appreciate you supporting and helping us, so that we have the resources to stay engaged on all important new happenings.

Justin J. on May 19
QUESTION RECEIVED: "...Before I invest in your company, I want to know what your relationship with China is. It is rumored that you sold the Super Cub, PA-18 type certificate to the Chinese. Is that true? Also you use Titan engines which are owned by TCM and they are owned by the Chinese. What exactly is your business relationship with the Chinese? Please answer. Glen" ANSWER: CubCrafters has no direct interests with China at this time, nor are there any plans to do so. It is known, and recorded in the SEC filing, that CubCrafters sold its older intellectual property for the CC18 Top Cub Type Certificate to a Chinese entity in 2015. CubCrafters certified a new next-generation Cub variant in 2016, the CC19 XCub, which it produces today. While the company does still retain a license agreement that authorizes it to build CC18 aircraft for the US market, none have been produced in recent years. CubCrafters developed the CC340 engine with ECI (later became Titan) for its Light Sport and first-generation Experimental Carbon Cubs. Later, Continental Motor Group purchased Titan and still produces the CC340 for CubCrafters, using CubCrafters proprietary cold air induction sump. This is no longer the most popular engine in the CubCrafters line. More recently, CubCrafters worked with Lycoming for the engines currently used in the second and third generation Carbon Cubs, the CC363i, which is available in fixed pitch and constant speed propeller versions. The CC19 XCub, the company's flagship certified aircraft that is currently in production, is powered by either a Lycoming O-360 180 HP or our newer Lycoming CC393i 215 HP engine. In March of this year, CubCrafters announced the development of a Rotax 916iS powered version of its Carbon Cub LSA. CubCrafters Inc. is proudly American owned and operated, and its leadership has indicated its intentions to stay that way.

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!

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