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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Monday, October 14, 2019

Piper Week, Part 1: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Piper Aircraft Exhibit Aero Experience begins this week in Midwest Aviation with a series of stories featuring Piper Aircraft products. Piper Aircraft began production of the legendary Cub in 1937, and since then the Piper name has been associated with classic designs, many named for Native  American tribes. Today, Piper Aircraft still produces updated models of their low-wing, single and twin-engine designs along with the piston and turboprop M-Series. Perhaps the biggest compliment to the Piper lineage is the brand loyalty demonstrated by Cherokee, Comanche and Saratoga owners and the proliferation of Piper Cub-inspired aircraft that ensure the Piper legacy for generations to come.

We continue our year-round coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, sponsored by Elite Aviation, with a look at the sprawling Piper exhibit. Prominently featured at the exhibit were the M-Series models, formerly known as Malibu, Mirage, and Meridian. We see them arriving and on display below. Also on display was the Pilot 100, Piper's primary training aircraft based on the Archer. It provides an entry into the general aviation world that prepares the student for the complex aircraft training to come in the Piper Arrow and multi-engine training in the  Piper Seminole. More information on the Piper line of production aircraft can be found on the Piper Aircraft website.    

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