Piper Aircraft Inc. announced the company will exhibit its product line and a mockup of its new PiperJet Altaire at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011, July 25-31. In addition, new Piper Archer owner and first Ready Set Fly pilot training participant Jon Roberts plans to attend the world’s largest gathering of general aviation enthusiasts to discuss his decision to learn to fly in his new Archer.
Piper Executive Vice President Randy Groom said the lineup of aircraft on static display this year includes Piper’s M-Class series – the turboprop Meridian and piston-powered Mirage and Matrix – and a special multi-engine Seminole LX and the single-engine Archer LX.
The Seminole LX which will be on display for the first time is an enhanced business version of the Seminole trainer aircraft to include an all-leather sporty interior, AmSafe airbag seatbelts, and landing gear lobe fairings that offer a potential speed increase of 3-5 knots.
( Pictured left to right, new Piper Archer LX owner Jon Roberts, Columbia Aircraft Sales Piper Program Manager Gordon Ramsay, Ann Pollard of Shoreline Aviation, and Drew McEwen, Piper Aircraft Director of Sales – Americas.)
The custom Ready Set Fly program covers individualized pilot training for new Archer owners and enables them, in as little as three weeks, to go from zero time to completion of their private pilot training safely, professionally and efficiently in their own aircraft. Groom said this new and innovative training program emphasizes Piper’s commitment to help build the aviation industry by providing a safe, professional entry-level pilot learning environment.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc. is headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla. A global force in aviation, Piper offers efficient single-engine and twin-engine trainer, personal and business aircraft. Piper Aircraft designs, manufactures, sells and supports the strongest and broadest single-engine product line in the industry, from high-performance pistons to turboprops to the world’s most fuel-efficient seven-person business jet, the PiperJet Altaire. With economical acquisition and operating costs, Piper airplanes deliver the best value available today and into the future. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.