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New Piper Aircraft Added to Aviator Fleet

New Piper Aircraft Added to Aviator FleetFor student pilots, you never forget the first airplane you fly. No matter how many other aircraft you may pilot, that first trainer will always have a special place in your heart and your logbook. When you choose your flight school, it is important to review the flight training equipment and the way maintenance is handled at the flight school of your choice.

Piper Aircraft

Piper Aircraft, Inc. is headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida. A global force in aviation, Piper is an investment of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Brunei. The company offers efficient single-engine and twin-engine trainer, personal and business aircraft. 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.
In October 2012 Piper unveiled the improved Premier Elegance interior collection for its top-of-the-line aircraft at the National Business Aviation Association’s 65th Annual Meeting and Convention.

The Premier Elegance package features decorative soft goods with four new interior décor color options including the dramatic new Glacier, which features porcelain leather seating, IZIT leather ermine pearl side panels and a beautiful black textured loop pile Cotswald Exeter carpet. Additionally, the Premier Elegance interior cockpit décor now incorporates a matte black finish on the cockpit avionics panel that is much easier on the pilot’s eyes.
The Premier Elegance package is standard on the single-engine Piper Meridian turboprop and will be offered as an option for the single-engine piston powered Matrix and Mirage aircraft beginning in January 2013. Piper will display the Dune color palette in a mockup of the Meridian on exhibit just outside the main entrance to the Orlando Convention Center, site of the NBAA meeting.

“We are excited about these improvements to our signature M-Class lineup of efficient and economical single-engine aircraft,” said Piper Head of Global Sales and Business Development Drew McEwen. “Following the significant cabin improvements announced last year at NBAA the M-Class series now boasts tremendous comfort and luxury.”

The M-Class improvements announced last year included enhancements for both pilot and passenger comfort, including ease of cockpit access, brighter external LED lighting, better cabin and cockpit sound, improved electrical service and greater air distribution.


Aviator Flight Training Academy Aircraft & Maintenance

Our fleet consists of 14 multi-engine and 12 single engine aircraft
The Aviator fleet is made up of multi-engine and single-engine aircraft. The primary aircraft used in our training programs are the Beechcraft BE-76 Duchess and the Cessna 172 Skyhawk, both well known as training aircraft the world over. Our fleet also includes a Piper Arrow and a J-3 Cub. All aircraft are maintained in our maintenance facilities located here at the St. Lucie County International Airport. We average more than 35,000 hours of flight time per year. They are all equipped for VFR and IFR flight per FAR 91.205 (except the J-3 Cub which is VFR Day only).

Beechcraft BE-76 Duchess

The Beechcraft Duchess, also known at the BE-76, was designed as a general aviation, light twin training aircraft. A little sister to the Beechcraft Baron, the Duchess was chosen by Aviator as our multi-engine training aircraft because of the durability built into the product by Beechcraft. All of the Duchess aircraft at Aviator are equipped for instrument operations with an HSI and a VOR; many of the aircraft also have an ADF. Because the future is area navigation (RNAV), we have multiple aircraft equipped with Garmin 430 GPS systems. Having a broad range of learning options is the best way to help ensure future employment. The Duchess fleet is currently being upgraded to ASPEN glass cockpits. Several aircraft are equipped with weather radar and/or lightning strike detectors.

Cessna 172 Skyhawk

The Cessna 172 is the most widely used primary training aircraft in the world. Aviator uses the Cessna for private pilot and single engine training.


Aviator has its own in-house maintenance facility, a 13,000 square foot environmentally approved hangar. Maintenance is under the supervision of the FAA. All technicians hold Airplane & Powerplant Certificates or better. Maintenance is open six days a week.
* Aircraft are used for flight training only

New Piper Aircraft Added to Aviator Fleet

Our second set of Piper aircraft equipped with Avidyne Entegra Electronic Flight Instrument Systems has arrived! Aviator College is expecting one last delivery of these planes before June. Once we receive our last set, our fleet will have gained a total of 10 new Piper aircraft equipped with Avidyne Entegra Electronic Flight Instrument Systems. The purpose of expanding our fleet is to prepare our pilots in training with the equipment which will most resemble what they will experience during their career.

Aviator Flight Training Academy offers professional pilot training programs with a minimum of 200 hours of multi-engine time. The flight school has a state of the art 37,000 square foot facility, featuring a CRJ Level 5 Flight Training Device (Simulator), large classrooms and individual briefing rooms.



Phone (772) 672-8222
Toll Free 1-800-635-9032

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