Saturday, November 07, 2009

The PiperJet dives on the Meridian

Today was the last of a three day annual conference of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. (Yeh, no more airplane photos from Frank for a year!!) They estimated that as many as 10,000 aviators were here in the city for the Aviation Summit held at the Tampa Convention Center. (The AOPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to general aviation. It was begun in 1939 and has grown to almost 350,000 members.) I spent my time at Peter O. Knight Airport out at the end of Davis Islands touring the prop and jet planes on display, watching take-offs and landings and enjoying the beautiful weather. This Piper Meridian was parked in front of the Piper semi-trailer and I thought the PiperJet swooping in made for a good backdrop to the single-engine, six-passenger turboprop. The Meridian, which costs about $2,050,000, has a 25,000 foot ceiling and cruises at 260 knots.


Jacob said...

It is a nice-looking plane, but the price is a bit high. I'll have to keep riding my bike!

Sounds like a fun day!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

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