Our 1979 Piper Warrior II, with its swept wing and 12:1 glide ratio, has always been a training aircraft for its entire life. It has had frequent inspections and maintenance and the result of this effort is an aircraft and its engine that perform just as well now as they did when they were brand new.
With an upgraded electronic attitude indicator, the Dynon EFIS-D10A provides a glass cockpit-style display of airspeed, attitude, rate of climb, angle of attack, wind vector, time, heading, altitude, outside air temperature, bank angle, turn coordinator, density altitude, and a GPS-derived ground speed all on one screen. Any or all of these functions can be turned off to de-clutter the screen, except for the attitude indicator. In the unlikely event of losing your alternator or engine when IMC, this is the airplane you want to be flying. The EFIS-D10A has its own built-in backup battery that will continue providing you with the critical information that you need to safely land the plane.
Additionally, this plane has an electronic ignition from Electroair. The EIS-41000 economizes fuel consumption and also provides a boost to performance, by gaining an average of 100-150 feet per minute on the rate of climb.
- Private, Commercial, or ATP certificate with Airplane Single Engine Land rating
- Valid FAA 3rd Class Medical or better
- Minimum 300 total logged hours
- Minimum 25 logged hours in this make and model aircraft