With the recent establishment of Cub Aircraft Australia Pty.
Ltd, CubCrafters has extended its distribution network to
Carbon Cub In Australia
Cub Aircraft Australia has just completed building a hanger at
Tyabb Airport, about 40 miles southeast of Melbourne, Victoria.
They recently received two CubCrafters aircraft, one of which is
being used for demonstrations.
Company founder Stephen Buckle reports that even in these early
stages, interest in the Carbon Cub has been high, and that people
commonly express disbelief that such a powerful airplane qualifies
for the Light Sport category. Buckle first heard about CubCrafters
from a friend and had an opportunity to fly a Sport Cub earlier
this year, in South Australia. (To his knowledge, there are
currently only four CubCrafters aircraft on the entire
His interest piqued, he made a visit to the CubCrafters factory
in September, where he toured the facility and reached an agreement
with CubCrafters to become the Certified Sales Center for the
Australian market. Buckle explains his enthusiasm and optimism:
“In Australia we do not really have a history with Cubs in
any big way. There are some old Cubs here, but not many. The Carbon
Cub is unique. Purchasing an airplane is always a compromise, but
the Carbon Cub doesn’t pretend to be anything and
doesn’t seem to be a compromise. It’s great fun and
puts a smile on your face.”