Vero Beach, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 – Reinforcing its strong commitment to training new pilots, Piper Aircraft will take a Piper Archer TX trainer to the upcoming annual Migration Flight Training Conference Oct. 27-29 at Redbird’s San Marcos Skyport training laboratory.
The Piper Archer on display is equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite and the Appareo Vision 1000 flight data management system for increased situational awareness. Additionally, Redbird will exhibit its G1000 equipped Piper Seminole twin-engine training aircraft.
“Redbird Flight Simulations is continually advancing state of the art pilot training and, as a leading manufacturer of simple and complex training platforms, Piper is delighted to be right there with them in this pursuit during the annual Migration Flight Training Conference,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott.
“We expect hundreds of participants at Migration this year,” said Jerry Gregoire, Chairman of the Board of Redbird Flight Simulations. “We are especially pleased to have an aircraft manufacturer with Piper’s strong commitment as a partner in our efforts.”
The fourth annual Migration conference will offer interactive sessions and more topic areas than before. The most important topics will be student-led experiential learning in simulators, a “connected” airplane that plays a direct role in student training, the economics of all-diesel training fleets and motion simulation’s role in reducing primary helicopter training times.
About the Piper Seminole
The Piper Seminole, with G1000 avionics a factory standard, is an advanced training aircraft with proven reliability in more than 20 years of service and hundreds of thousands of hours – in real world and flight school environments throughout the world. The Seminole is a twin-engine piston powered aircraft that seats four and is powered by two Lycoming O-360-A1H6 engines, each generating 180 hp. Its cruising speed at 75 percent power is 162 ktas / 300 km/h and its overall range with 45 minute reserve is 700 nm /1,296 km.
About the Piper Archer TX
As a classroom, the Piper Archer provides everything needed to learn to fly safely. Standard instrumentation includes the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit system, a perfect mixture of low workload and high technology. Piper’s specially created flight school interior, designed to withstand the rigors of flight training, is standard equipment and the option of factory-installed air conditioning adds to the Archer’s appeal as a training aircraft. It is powered by the 180 hp Lycoming O-360-A4M piston engine and offers a 128 ktas / 237 km/h cruise speed.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft, Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series – the Meridian, Mirage and Matrix – offers businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Twin Class Seneca V and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. All Piper airplanes feature advanced Garmin avionics in the cockpit. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.