Piper Aircraft unveiled its new PiperMatch program at this year’s AirVenture, designed to connect pilots who want to partner on a new Piper aircraft. “It’s like online dating,” said Randy Grooms, the company’s executive vp, adding, “We want to open up ownership to a wider audience.”
Under the program, PiperMatch specialists work to link aviators with other pilots who share location, a similar budget, and have compatible profiles. The matching program, which is free, results in interested pilots receiving a list of potential co-owners who meet specific criteria. “It’s leveraging technology to take advantage of what is out there,” Grooms said. “We’re hoping to take partnership to a whole new level.”
The program also offers participants a “bundle” of services to make ownership easier, including help from experts in everything from forming legal structures for co-ownership to assistance with tax, finance and insurance matters. The tax, legal, finance and insurance expertise is provided by the collaborative efforts of PiperMatch Ownership Services and the AOPA Insurance Agency.
For more information: PiperMatch.com.