Seminole Overview

Welcome to the Piper Seminole

Hands down, it’s the best twin-engine trainer available anywhere. The Seminole exceeds expectations with its reliability, durability and value. Generations of pilots have trained in the Seminole, but this Seminole is generations ahead with its tried-and-true construction, power plants, handling capabilities, and standard Garmin G1000® NXi flight deck. Sure, there are other twin-engine trainers, but nothing competes with the Seminole.

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700 nm | 1,296 km Max Range

162 ktas | 300 km/h (75% Range) Max Cruise Speed

2,200 ft | 671 m Takeoff Distance*

1,490 ft | 454 m Landing Distance*

*Over 50 ft Obstacle

  • Specs & Performance
  • Avionics
  • Additional Equipment
  • Safety Features
  • Aircraft Design
Specs & Performance

Specs & Performance

  • Propeller
    Hartzell 2-blade
    Full Feathering | Constant Speed
  • Fuel Capacity
    Usable: 108 US Gal | 409 Liters
  • Engine
    (2) Lycoming O-360-A1H6
    Horsepower: 180 hp each
  • Dimensions
    Wingspan: 38 ft 6 in | 11.8 m
    Length: 27 ft 6 in | 8.4 m
    Height: 8 ft 5 in | 2.6 m

 

Avionics

Avionics

 

  • Standard Features
    • GARMIN G1000® NXi AVIONICS SUITE
    • Dual GIA 64W NAV/COM/GPS
    • GRS 79 AHRS Computer
    • GDC 72 Air Data Computer
    • Garmin FliteCharts
    • Garmin SafeTaxi
    • GMA 1360 Digital Audio Panel
    • GTX 335R Transponder
  • Other Equipment
    • Tail Strobe Light
    • LED Wing Tip Recognition Lights
    • Overhead Air Distribution Blower Fan
    • USB Charging Ports
    • Cockpit Stowage Pouches (upper and lower)
    • CO Detector

 

Additional Equipment

Additional Equipment

  • Surface Watch
  • Enhanced AFCS Enablement (Includes ESP; Requires GFC 700 Autopilot)
  • Jeppesen ChartView
  • GTX 345R Transponder (ADS-B In and Out)
    (Exchange for standard or GTX 335R Transponder)
  • GDL 69A SXM Satellite Radio / Weather
  • SVT – Garmin Synthetic Vision
  • FlightCom Rear Seat Intercom PTT
  • TAWS-B (Terrain Awareness and Warning System)
  • Electric Trim (Included with GFC 700 Autopilot)
  • Bendix King KR 87 Remote ADF
  • Bendix King KN 63 Remote DME
  • Wet Compass
  • Electric Trim (included with GFC 700 Autopilot)
  • Bendix King KR 87 Remote ADF
  • Bendix King KN 63 Remote DME
  • GDL 59 WiFi Data Link
  • Vision 1000 (Appareo Flight Monitoring System)
  • Flight Stream 510 with Connext
  • GTS 800 Traffic Advisory System
  • GFC 700 Autopilot
  • Lycoming Fuel Injected Engine
  • PiperAire Air Conditioning.
  • Vinyl Floor Covering (Exchange for standard carpet)
  • United Kingdom Lighting Package
  • AmSafe Seatbelts – Pilot and Co-Pilot Positions
  • Interior Upgrade (Vinyl Flooring, Cargo Net, Door Stop)

Safety Features

Safety Features

Safety is Piper’s foremost priority as illustrated by the extraordinary safety features available across the Piper product line, and trainers are no exception. The Seminole is designed specifically for efficient, comfortable and safe multi-engine flight training. The Seminole is outfitted with the latest Garmin 1000® NXi avionics suite and the most thoughtful, intuitive and inspired engineering in general aviation.

  • Aspen EFD1000 Pro Standby: Easy, intuitive and clear – even for your backup instrument with the Aspen EFD1000 as your standby with clear, easy to interpret altitude and airspeed tapes.
  • Garmin SafeTaxi: Situational awareness on the ground is as important as it is in the air, and with Garmin SafeTaxi, students can display airport diagrams (for over 1,300 airports in the United States, with additional coverage in Europe and Canada) with your aircraft position georeferenced right on your Seminole’s MFD.
  • Optional Enhanced Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS – additional equipment required): AFCS Includes Electronic Stability Protection (ESP), Automatic Level Mode (Blue Button), Underspeed Protection (USP) and Coupled Go-Around.
  • Coupled Go-Around: Your workload is simplified when flying approaches and conducting a go-around in your Seminole because you can keep the autopilot engaged during a coupled go-around and the aircraft will maintain a speed above stall warning, automatically adjusting pitch attitude as required.
  • Automatic Level Mode: If you ever find yourself experiencing spatial disorientation in your Seminole, just push the blue Automatic Level Mode button and the GFC700 autopilot will engage and return your aircraft to straight-and-level flight.
  • Underspeed Protection (USP): Your Seminole will recognize when underspeed conditions are about to occur and cause an inadvertent stall, and will make the appropriate adjustments to the controls to rectify the situation.
  • Electronic Stability Protection (ESP): Keeping you safe in stable flight when hand-flying your Seminole, the ESP system functions independently of the GFC700 autopilot and applies control force toward stable flight whenever pitch or roll deviations exceed recommended limits, or when overspeed or underspeed conditions are about to occur. ESP will also automatically activate the GFC700 autopilot if engaged for too long.
  • Optional Jeppesen Chartview: Remove paper from your student’s briefing process and they can see their aircraft in its georeferenced position on Jeppesen Chartview on-screen chart services (separate subscription required). Simplify flight planning, departure, enroute and approach workload by having the chart the student needs on the MFD when they need it, with a location depiction of the Seminole overlaid.
  • Optional TAWS-B Traffic Advisory System: Your students are often focused on procedures and learning the intricacies of multi-engine operations, so keeping an eye on terrain and ground based obstacles might not be front of mind. The optional Seminole TAWS-B system pulls aircraft position, speed and direction data from GPS and, along with the aircraft’s altitude and configuration information, compares them to a database of Earth’s terrain and man-made obstacles, issuing audible warnings.
  • Optional Vision 1000 Appareo Flight Monitoring System: Monitor flights and record data including attitude data (pitch, roll, yaw), WAAS GPS (latitude, longitude, ground speed, vertical speed, GPS altitude), cockpit imaging, ambient audio and intercom system audio for crew and ATC communications.
Aircraft Design

Aircraft Design

Piper’s engineering and design teams lead the industry in designing aircraft for the owner-flown class of aircraft. Ergonomic controls, seats built for comfort, avionics placement and design, coupled with built-in durability and components chosen for reliability. Your students and instructors will appreciate the quality design and care in their Seminole.

The Piper Seminole exterior styling utilizes an Axalta Imron polyurethane white paint base and choice of two fuselage vinyl trim stripes. Registration numbers and logos are color coordinated. Custom paint schemes are quoted upon request.

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Interior of the Seminole model
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Cabin Above Class

Each Piper trainer interior is designed with maximum comfort and durability in mind. The ergonomic seating keeps both the students and instructors relaxed, making their ability to focus on the flight and lesson easier. Heavy-duty vinyl and wear-resistant leathers are hand-fitted to the seats and side-walls, proven to withstand repetitive use. Air conditioning is available as an option.

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