Dakota Cub Aircraft has been a supplier of FAA/PMA’d parts since 1993 and continues to be a leading provider of high-quality direct-replacement parts for fabric-winged Piper aircraft. Originally specializing in wing rib manufacturing, Dakota Cub has expanded to support fabric-wing Pipers through full wing assemblies, numerous wing components, as well as cowls, firewalls, and other parts.

Dakota Cub strives to provide high-performance direct-replacement parts at fair prices to aircraft owners and operators. We hold multiple Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for improved parts such as our high-pressure brake master cylinders, high-flow/high-capacity gascolators, upgraded fuel selector valve (with left/right/both/off settings), high-visibility fuel sight gauges that can be read from front and rear seats, and our extended and slotted wings.

Our involvement with the backcountry aircraft community led to the incorporation of our leading edge slot wing on the certified Super 18-180, manufactured by Super 18 LLC. Having gained significant engineering knowledge during our cooperation with Super 18 LLC, we entered the experimental-amateur built aircraft kit business with three different models.

As a full-service aviation company, we are also an FAA-authorized repair station capable of repairs, rebuilds, and restorations.




Mark started Dakota Cub in 1993 during the construction of an experimental cub. He found that he, along with other builders, had a need for more affordable and readily available parts for the construction of such kits. Once he decided that he could build a better rib he sought FAA Approval so that his parts could also be sold as replacement parts for certified aircraft. Since that time Dakota Cub has produced more than 50,000 ribs supporting both the experimental and standard category market. Prior to starting Dakota Cub, Mark was, and still is, a highly skilled tool & die machinist. He also enjoys antique tractors and vintage steam powered tractors.



Brian began working at Dakota Cub in 2006 and has since learned the ropes and pursued improving and expanding the product offering. His interest and dedication proved to be a valuable asset to the ownership and he was eventually offered an opportunity to become a partner. Since that time with Brian's guidance, Dakota Cub has improved its processes and added new equipment to meet the increased manufacturing demands. Brian interest in product development from his mechanical background has proven to be instrumental in the growth of the company. Brian's other interests include a love for flying and an intense appreciation for all types of outdoor and sportsman activities.



Brian has been a recent addition to the team here at Dakota Cub. He has become our resident rib builder and his attention to detail and quest for perfection makes it easy to see why our ribs are so popular. Prior to coming onboard Brian worked for a large beverage distribution company as a driver and forklift operator. When not building ribs or supporting other Dakota Cub projects Brian can be found in the great outdoors and enjoying off-roading and racing with his brother.



Ted spends much of his time at Dakota Cub in aileron assembly and as a production specialist. He began with the company in the fall of 2020 and has since become very proficient at all aspects of the product line. Prior to joining Dakota Cub Ted was involved in the construction industry. Ted's attraction to a challenging technical field led him into aviation which he has always had a keen interest in. Ted's other interests include astronomy and non-traditional construction methods. Both of which are challenging to say the least.



Robin began at Dakota Cub in March of 2021. As a long time friend of the owner, Mark Erickson, Robin was persuaded to come help out after retiring from a career as a tool repair machinist and courier. Robin is also an accomplished pilot and enjoys spending his time working in the aviation community.



Barry began with Dakota cub in March of 2021 and has since proven himself to be a valuable team member. Prior to Dakota Cub Barry was a welder for the U.S. Navy and most recently a welder for Spartan Motors, building state-of-the-art fire trucks. Barry's interest are in highly complex fabrication challenges, restoration and customization of classic cars, rebuilding engines, & all forms of motorsports. When not racing or building you can find Barry enjoying the outdoors or in front of the bar-b-que grill.

Our staff is growing to support your orders. Check back frequently to see our newest team members!