VERO BEACH, Florida — Piper Aircraft has received FAA type certification for the Pilot 100.
The Pilot 100, which made its debut at SUN ‘n FUN 2019, is the “value priced addition to Piper’s trainer-class line,” according to company officials.
Following certification, Piper began deliveries to its launch customer, American Flyers, who will be taking delivery of eight Pilot 100i aircraft by the end of 2020.
The new Piper Pilot 100 rounds off Piper’s portfolio of training aircraft, which includes the Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, and Seminole, company officials report.
“For 2021, flight schools now have an option for a factory new, robust trainer that is priced under $300,000 and is IFR equipped with digital autopilot,” officials added in a press release.
“The Piper Pilot 100i is the perfect mix of simplicity and technology. The G3X avionics suite is the only glass platform that allows for toggling between round dial and tape displays in a touchscreen format. This outperformed the G1000 suite on so many levels and was the primary reason we selected the Pilot 100i,” said American Flyers’ National Chief Pilot Steven Daun.
American Flyers, established in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1939, is known for private, commercial, and finish-up flight training with six locations in the United States. American Flyers has trained more flight instructors than any other flight school in the world, according to company officials.