Piper Aircraft selected Forward Vision Systems’ EVS-100 and EVS-600 enhanced vision systems (EVS) for installation on the popular Malibu, Matrix, and Mirage models April 13. In addition to offering this technology as an option on all new versions of those PA-46 models, Piper and Forward Vision will team up to offer STC-approved systems for Malibu, Matrix, and Mirage aircraft in service worldwide.
In other Piper news, Piper Aircraft Inc. this year celebrates its fiftieth anniversary of the Piper Cherokee; the company is inviting pilots and passengers to commemorate this venerable aircraft by logging some time for the Cherokee Heritage Journey.
Participants in the Cherokee Heritage Journey get a stamp each time they attend any number of fly-in events across the country. The pilot attending the most events will win a new Garmin GPSMAP 696, and the winning passenger will get $5,000 toward flight training in the new PiperSport light sport aircraft.
Participants can log onto the company’s Web site for a schedule of airshows and fly-ins designated as part of the Cherokee Heritage Journey. Pilots, in turn, can pick up an official passport from Piper employees at any of the pre-selected events and then use it to collect other stamps along the way. The more stamps collected, the better the chances to win. The Piper passport will also record the pilot’s name, aircraft registration number, the departure airport and distance flown to reach events. Passport entries from each destination will be validated by a Piper employee signature. Pilots must also fly a Cherokee to participate in the Cherokee Heritage Journey.