is it actually true, that with a license for ultralight aircraft you are allowed to fly a real Piper Cub? According to my information one can fly anything up to a weight of 750kg (1500lbs?) with this particular license. Since I am working at a small airport I have the opportunity to get such a license for about 1500 euros, which is very cheap. I'm sure you agree with me.
The reason why I'm asking is, because I thought I had seen a Piper Cub in their hangar. Not entirely sure though. I rarely get the chance of talking to these guys, since they're flying on weekends only.
Oh btw, I should probably mention, I'm in Germany.
I would so love to fly the Cub for real!! Please don't tell me I've been misinformed.
In the US, with a Sport Pilot license you can fly a Legend Cub, but not a Piper Cub. I can't remember what the reason is, but there's something with the original Piper that disqualified it from being classed as a "Light Sport" aircraft.
Actually, the J-3 Cub, according to the FAA, is a light-sport aircraft: http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/gen_av/light_sport/media/ExistingModels.pdf
The difference is that a J-3 is a certified airplane, and therefore cannot be certified as a light sport, but can be flown as one. So if you were to make any changes to the plane, such as screw up the avionics and stuff (big mistake no question), you would need to use certified avionics rather than the experimental stuff, like the Dynon you see in a Remos or a fully experimental Van's.