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An LSA For Piper Fans

by John M. White |  | 1 comment

In a move sure to please low-wing advocates Piper Aircraft has announced it will partner with Czech Sport Aircraft through a licensing agreement for Piper to produce the PiperSport. Piper Aircraft announced today at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, FL that it is going back to its roots with 3 models of the Czech Sport Aircraft company's design. The basic PiperSport will sell for $119,900, while the training edition will retail for $ 129,900 and a decked out version called the TLD will sell for $139,900. The two place aircraft will run very well on motor gas or 100LL, solving the upcoming problem of when lead gets banned from avgas.
All the models of the new Piper entrant into the light sport aircraft market will sport the famous Rotax 912 engine bringing Piper back into the entry-level aircraft arena. It is hoped that this new aircraft will begin to fill the funnel of customers for Piper Aircraft's other aircraft.

PiperSport Specifications

The aircraft will have a useful load of 600 pounds with a maximum gross weight of 1,320 pounds, with the fuel tanks holding 30 gallons of fuel for a maximum range of 600 nautical miles. A representative from Piper stated that "The PiperSport is an amazing entry-level aircraft that will bring new customers into Piper and lead the way for those customers to step up into more sophisticated and higher performance aircraft within our line over time." The Piper J3 Cub is widely regarded as the airplane that brought general aviation and flying to the public at large, and Piper intends to regain that position as a leader in introducing flying to the general population. Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7 An Aeronautical Term: Lean Mixture: Nonalcoholic beer

Comments (1)

  • Michael K on June 24, 2019

    Good video of PiperSport, with Piper insiders talking about design, features, performance, and flight characteristics at www.youtube.com/pipersport

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