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    The Best Entry-Level Pipers

    Longtime Piper pilot and Piper twin owner Kristin Winter discusses the cream of the crop in entry-level Piper aircraft. (Photo: James Lawrence)

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    Short Wing Pipers

    Out of a poor economy came a series of aircraft that were better than expected. (Photo: Peter Lubig)

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    The Piper Navajo

    After initially feeling intimidated by the size of the Navajo, contributing editor Kristin Winter found that it really one of the easiest and most gentle aircraft she had flown. (Photo: Paul Bowen)

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  • "...nothing can replace the skill and confidence you get using spare training time to do weird things."

    - Kevin Garrison

  • "It costs fuel to carry fuel in any airplane..."

    -Thomas Block

  • "All of the PA-28-180/181 aircraft are great airplanes."

    - Kristin Winter

  •   "My happy place is metal and T-shaped and smells like 100 octane"

    - Kevin Garrison


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I had a weird issue yesterday with the Bluetooth from the 345. Mine is the 345R so I use the GTN 650 to set up the BT connection through connext under settings. While we were doing touch and goes, I noticed that I wasn't seeing traffic nor my plane on Foreflight. We stopped so that I could check it, and the Bluetooth on 650/345 had shut off and would not turn back on. When I turned it on, the light bar would stay on for a few seconds and then cut off. We had flown about 1.5 hrs when this happened. It has not happened before. I rebooted the avionics and it worked fine after that.

I am only telling you this in case you use FF or GP as your electronic log book. We also track hobbs time, and my instructor was counting landings. I am glad he was because I was counting on FF to do it.

On another note, I felt like we did a hundred landings, but we only did 9. My instructor said I did great, but we were working on no flap landings, and I wasn't happy with my landings. When I got home, I was still shaking from the adrenaline rush. I am not sure if it was the extra speed of the no flaps or just the slightly harder landings causing my brain to question whether or not I was breaking the plane. I much prefer the slower full flaps landings.


Ditto for me with a 1977 Archer II - except I am in the Seattle area. My big day will be April 27th for the checkride. I'll see if I can attach a couple pictures. I'm drooling over the panel you have. Ours is gong to get Dual G5's, a new GNA 354 Comm Panel and GNS530W with a GTX 345 for ADS B in the coming months. After that it will be a new interior. Can anyone point me to a good place to go for PA 28 interiors in/around our area or can we just have someone in another part of the country do the work? No idea how this works at this early point in my owning career... :)
Scott Woodman