VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft has delivered three twin-engine piston-powered Piper Seminoles to the UND Aerospace Foundation, which provides training and aircraft for the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
The pilot training aircraft, delivered in December, are now part of the Aviation Department’s training fleet of more than 120 aircraft. Piper Seminoles are the training aircraft of choice for UND’s multi-engine and MEI flight courses.
The new Seminoles are fully IFR equipped with Garmin G1000 avionics and GFC 700 autopilots. Delivery of these three new trainers adds to the University’s fleet of 17 Avidyne-equipped Seminole aircraft-planes that UND plans to replace with Garmin G1000-equipped Seminoles over coming years.
The Piper Seminole is an unpressurized, piston-powered aircraft that seats four. Standard Seminole equipment includes: two 10.4″ high resolution XGA (PFD/MFD) displays, an Aspen Standby System (EFD-1000), an Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS), a solid state Air Data Computer (ADC), solid state 3-Axis Magnetometer, Dual IFR Enroute/Approach and WAAS Certified GPS systems.
Also included is an Electronic Engine Indication System (EIS), Dual Nav/Comm (16 watt) radio, a GTX 33ES Transponder with Extended Squitter, Digital Audio Panel, Traffic Information Systems (TIS), and Terrain and Obstacle Mapping.
Seminoles are powered by two 180-hp Lycoming engines, have a maximum takeoff weight of 3,800 pounds, a max speed of 202 kts and a maximum altitude of 15,000 feet.
Pricing on a standard Piper Seminole starts at $683,400.