THE FLIGHT
 
 

Experience a ride in the Piper Meridian from Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington to Bellingham International. Watch and listen as the pilot completes the pre-start checklist, then brings this 500 HP turbine powered aircraft to life. You follow each step as the detailed flight plan is entered into the aircraft's integrated avionics in preparation for flight. After receiving clearance for takeoff, the pilot takes the aircraft to its assigned altitude where you are treated to spectacular views of Washington 's vast Puget Sound and its many islands.

Throughout the flight, you listen as the busy air traffic controllers safely coordinate the aircraft in your area. As the pilot is cleared for approach, you follow the aircraft's progress as it's represented on the GPS moving map display. Then, low on short final, you watch as the tower unexpectedly asks the pilot to execute a 360-degree turn for spacing. Once established back on final, the pilot brings the aircraft in for a perfect landing and taxies in to complete the shutdown procedures.
 
 

 

 
       
     
   
THE PIPER MERIDIAN
   

The Meridian is one of the most technology advanced single-engine turboprop aircraft in its class. The Meridian offers unparalleled simplicity of operation to its pilots and luxurious pressurized cabin comfort to its passengers. The Meridian cruises at more than 300 miles per hour and is certified to 30,000 feet.

The Meridian first flew in August 1998 and was certified by the FAA on September 20, 2000.

This Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-powered derivative of the Malibu Mirage has a 500 shp PT6A turboprop engine (flat-rated from 1,076 shp thermodynamic) and the Meggitt Avionics' MAGIC™ suite of electronic, solid state cockpit instruments.

MAGIC provides the pilot with one primary electronic flight display instead of three conventional mechanical instruments. One electronic engine display replaces four conventional mechanical instruments, and a complementary solid state digital air data attitude heading reference system increases reliability, improves data display and reduces pilot workload.

 
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 

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Specifications

 
 
CRUISING SPEEDS
Maximum Cruise Power 260 kts
CRUISING RANGE
Range with Full Fuel 1,000+ nm/1,885+ km
Full power climb to 30,000 ft max cruise pwr. and descent with 45 minutes reserve remaining
SERVICE CEILING
  30,000+ ft/9,144+ m
RATE OF CLIMB
@ MTOW 1,556 fpm
STALL SPEED
Flaps Extended 36º 61 kcas/113 kn/h
   
TAKE-OFF DISTANCE
Ground Roll 1,650 ft/503 m
Total over 50 ft Obstacle 2,438 ft/743 m
(Flaps 20º , Gross Weight)  
LANDING DISTANCE
Ground Roll 1,020 ft/311 m
Total over 50 ft Obstacle 2,110 ft/643 m
FUEL CAPACITY
Usable 170 US gal/ 644 liters
Power Plant
Pratt & Whitney Canada Model PT6A-42A Thermodynamic Power 1029 SHP
  Climb Power 500 SHP
  Take-off Power (Flat Rated) 500 SHP
PROPELLER
Manufacturer Hartzell
Number of Blades 4
Type Constant Speed, Reversible
Diameter 82 in/208 cm
WEIGHTS - STANDARD EQUIPPED
Maximum Take-off Weight 5,092 lbs/2,310 kg
Maximum Ramp Weight 5,134 lbs/2,329 kg
Standard Equipped Weight 3,404 lbs/1,544 kg
Standard Useful Load 1,730 lbs/785 kg
DIMENSIONS
Wing Span 43 ft/13.11 m
Length 29.6 ft/9.02 m
Height 11.3 ft/3.44 m
Cabin Length 12.3 ft/3.75 m
Cabin Width 4.1 ft/1.25 m
Cabin Height 3.9 ft/1.19 m
Wing Area 183 ft2/17.0 m2
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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