VERO BEACH, Fla., February 2, 2021 – Piper Aircraft announced today that exclusive factory training provider for the M600, Legacy Flight Training, has taken delivery of a Frasca M600/SLS Simulator. Training using the new type specific device began on February 1, 2021.
The flight simulator uses a Piper sourced M600 fuselage, pilot seating, sub panels, switching and flight controls which enables real world, model specific training for all M600 aircraft. The Frasca built training device features M600 type specific Garmin G3000 avionics with Piper’s HALO ™ safety system, inflight stability protection, level mode and auto throttle system. The simulator also features a multi-channel projection system with wrap around visuals creating a realistic training experience.
“Piper has always held safety at the forefront of our culture and our products,” said Ron Gunnarson, Piper Aircraft Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support. “Piper was the first OEM to certify Autoland in a general aviation aircraft, it is fitting that we have a device that can further enhance safety by providing customers with a high fidelity, realistic training environment.”
“Having representative simulators allows pilots to achieve a higher level of knowledge, readiness and safety, than with ground and flight training alone,” said Bill Inglis, owner of Legacy Flight Training. “We continue to invest in making sure Piper owners are able to step into their new aircraft, year after year, being able to take advantage of all the benefits their Piper offers them – safely.”
About the Piper M600/SLS
The Piper M600/SLS with HALO Safety System is the first general aviation aircraft certified with Garmin Autoland. The revolutionary system supports digital technology that safely lands the aircraft at the nearest suitable airport in the event that the pilot is incapacitated. Additionally, the Garmin G3000 avionics suite includes Auto-throttle, Autoland, Emergency Descent Mode, Electronic Stability and Protection, Surface Watch, Safe Taxi, and Flight Stream 510 all of which are designed to enhance safe operation of the aircraft. Beyond the flight deck, the 6-seat M600/SLS is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 600shp engine. The aircraft has a maximum cruise speed of 274 ktas/507 km/h, a max range of 1,658 nm / 2,748 km, and a standard useful load of 2,400 lbs./ 1,089 kg.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single and twin-engine aircraft and is the first general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world to certify Garmin Autoland. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600SLS, M500, and M350 – offers businesses and individual’s elegant performance, value and a superior ownership experience. The Personal Class Seneca V, Archer LX and Archer DLX balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in a piston-powered aircraft The Trainer Class Pilot l00i, Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. To learn more about Piper Aircraft, visit the company’s website at www.piper.com
About Legacy Flight Training
Headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida, Legacy Flight Training is owned and operated by Bill and Diane Inglis. Since 2010, the company has provided expert Piper-focused ground, simulator and flight training at their state-of-the-art training centers, at KVRB and at KSDL. Recurrent, in-aircraft training is also available at Legacy Flight Training in Sun Valley, Idaho. Legacy Flight Training is a Piper Authorized Training Provider for all factory-new aircraft, and the exclusive Piper Authorized Training Provider for the M600. For more information about Legacy Flight Training, visit www.legacyflighttraining.com