Piper Aircraft starts 75th celebration at Sun ’n Fun

Piper Aircraft is kicking off a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary this week at Sun ’n Fun.

Highlighting the celebrations is the display of  a vintage Piper Cub at the company’s exhibit at the Florida airshow.

Also on display are M-Class aircraft, including the turboprop Meridian and pressurized single-engine Mirage, as well as a twin-engine Seminole trainer destined for Redbird Flight Simulations’ innovative research and development laboratory in San Marcos, Texas.

Piper is planning a special 75th anniversary celebratory breakfast for customers and invited guests on Wednesday, March 28, during Sun ‘n Fun.

“We will be recognizing Piper’s aviation heritage and the tradition of our great people and aircraft throughout the year,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “We’ve chosen Sun ‘n Fun to kick off our customer and public activities.”

Headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida, Piper is an investment of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Brunei.

For more information: Piper.com, Sun-n-Fun.org.



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  1. Rodbeck says

    Rumor has it since the Piper Sport Cruiser didn’t have the appeal top management expected, plans are in the works for a “J-3′ comeback.

    Labled the “J-2013”,and not LSA qualified, the 140 knt bird will feature an all composite construction, struct less wings, a Lycoming O-360 powerplant, full de ice?,G-1000, and color radar by Bendix. Suggested “retail” is expected to be in the $300K range.

    Believing the “build and they will buy” marketing concept in following the “Big Three” auto makers of Detroit plus the brand loyality of prior Piper product owners makes for a sure winner – more over Cub Crafters and Legend Cub!  Ya think?

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