a ride in the Piper Meridian from Boeing Field in
Seattle, Washington to Bellingham International.
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Watch and listen as the pilot
completes the pre-start checklist, then brings this 500 HP turbine powered
aircraft to life. You follow each step as the detailed flight plan is entered
into the aircraft's integrated avionics in preparation for flight. After
receiving clearance for takeoff, the pilot takes the aircraft to its assigned
altitude where you are treated to spectacular views of Washington 's vast Puget
Sound and its many islands.
Throughout the flight, you listen
as the busy air traffic controllers safely coordinate the aircraft in your
area. As the pilot is cleared for approach, you follow the aircraft's progress as
it's represented on the GPS moving map display. Then, low on short final, you
watch as the tower unexpectedly asks the pilot to execute a 360-degree turn for
spacing. Once established back on final, the pilot brings the aircraft in
for a perfect landing and taxies in to complete the shutdown
THE PIPER MERIDIAN
is one of the most technology advanced single-engine turboprop aircraft in its
class. The Meridian offers unparalleled simplicity of operation to its pilots
and luxurious pressurized cabin comfort to its passengers. The Meridian cruises
at more than 300 miles per hour and is certified to 30,000 feet.The Meridian
first flew in August 1998 and was certified by the FAA on September 20,
2000.This Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-powered derivative of the Malibu Mirage
has a 500 shp PT6A turboprop engine (flat-rated from 1,076 shp thermodynamic)
and the Meggitt Avionics' MAGIC suite of electronic, solid state cockpit
instruments.MAGIC provides the pilot with one primary electronic flight display
instead of three conventional mechanical instruments. One electronic engine
display replaces four conventional mechanical instruments, and a complementary
solid state digital air data attitude heading reference system increases
reliability, improves data display and reduces pilot workload.
|This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 08 May, 2008.