Plane & Pilot
Monday, December 5, 2011

January/February 2012 Readback

Piper & ATP

Piper Aircraft and Airline Transport Professionals reached an agreement for the sale of as many as 30 Piper Seminoles with a total retail value of $18 million. In addition to a firm 10-aircraft fleet order, ATP has an option for 20 additional Seminole aircraft for delivery in 2013 and 2014. All of the new airplanes will be equipped with Garmin G500 glass-cockpit avionics suites. "This additional order demonstrates confidence on the part of ATP in Piper Aircraft, and particularly the Seminole, which has proven itself in hundreds of thousands of hours of flight-school training around the world," says Piper President and CEO Geoffrey Berger. "Students in training appreciate the Seminole's ability to help them learn advanced flight maneuvers and procedures, while ATP instructors appreciate the airplane's ability to teach these lessons in a safe and forgiving manner." Visit and

Flight Design C4 Engine

Flight Design selected the Continental Motors IO-360-AF as the engine for the company's four-seat C4 aircraft that's currently under development. The new 6-cylinder engine will be able to operate on 100LL avgas, as well as alternative fuels. "We are excited Flight Design selected Continental Motors to power their newest aircraft," said Rhett Ross, President, Continental Motors. "We think the IO360-AF engine, which is designed for alternative fuels, is the perfect fit for Flight Design's new C4 aircraft and further demonstrates Continental's reputation for delivering innovative products that are backed by an experienced staff and a 100-year history," continued Ross. Flight Design's is planning first flights of the C4 prototype in 2012 with certification later that year or 2013. Visit and

L-3 in Citation M2 Cockpit

Cessna has selected L-3 Avionics' Trilogy ESI-1000 Electronic Standby Instrument as standard equipment on the recently launched Citation M2 light jet. The L-3 Aviation Recorders' FA2100 Solid-State Cockpit Voice Recorder was also selected as an option. "The Trilogy ESI will enhance both the safety and reliability of the Citation M2 avionics suite," said Larry Riddle, vice president of business development for L-3 Avionics Systems. "We continue to build on our long-standing relationship with the Cessna team, and our equipment is now standard on 11 Cessna platforms." Visit and

Warbird Photography

A two-day aviation photography workshop, hosted by Moose Peterson, Richard Vandermeulen and Doug Rozendaal, includes static shooting of classic warbids, as well as afternoon and morning air-to-air sessions. Visit


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