VERO BEACH, Fla., November 30, 2021 – SFC, Sydney Flight College, recently took delivery of the first of six brand new Archer TXs. The new aircraft was unveiled in November and is part of a fleet order for six factory new Piper Archers TX’s and will be added to their fleet of Piper trainers bringing the total operational PA-28s to thirty-eight.
SFC’s investment comes twenty-five years to the day, when they purchased their first new Archer in 1996. This purchase represents SFC’s continued commitment to the Piper brand and is one of the largest recent fleet orders for Australia.
SFC, originally Schofields Flight College, started at the Schofields Airfield strip over fifty years ago and is located in a suburb of Sydney, Australia. Today, SFC has grown into a flying club offering four classes/cohorts per year for the Commercial Pilots License and Diploma of Aviation.
Nick Jones, VP Aircraft Sales Airflite, Piper’s dealer partner in Australia, was at the unveiling and reflected, “It has been quite some time since Airflite delivered this number of new Archers at one time in Australia. This is a really significant event and an exciting milestone for Airflite, SFC and Piper Aircraft.”
Frank Peronace, President of SFC, commented, “In the past few months, the whole world has been upside down with the pandemic, yet here we are, at its emergence, doing what we are doing today – unveiling the first of six brand new Archer TXs.” He continued, “This new generation of fuel-injected training aircraft, equipped with Garmin G1000 NXi, will allow our members to gain valuable flying experience with an advanced glass cockpit. Our students will graduate as commercial pilots with a strong flying foundation on which to build their aviation careers.”
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single and twin-engine aircraft and is the first general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world to certify Garmin Autoland. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600SLS, M500, and M350 – offers businesses and individual’s exceptional performance, outstanding value and a superior ownership experience. The Personal Class Seneca V, Archer LX and Archer DLX balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in a piston-powered aircraft. The Trainer Class Pilot 100i, Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. To learn more about Piper Aircraft, visit the company’s website at www.piper.com.
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