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Training veteran opens new Piper training facilityTraining veteran opens new Piper training facility

Tapping into his past experience managing SimCom’s Piper training operation, Bill Inglis has opened Legacy Flight Training, LLC in the terminal building at Florida’s Vero Beach Municipal Airport.

Bill Inglis Legacy Flight Training owner Bill Inglis in his new Piper Meridian Redbird flight simulator

As former training center manager for SimCom next to the Piper factory at Vero Beach, Inglis specialized in training for the Piper M series of airplanes, the Matrix, Malibu Mirage, and Meridian. When SimCom moved its Piper training operation to Orlando, Inglis on his own established Legacy Flight Training to give customers the option of continuing to train next to the Piper factory.

Recognizing the importance of modern simulators in transitioning pilots into such advanced airplanes and in maintaining proficiency, Inglis purchased two Redbird Flight Simulators and incorporated the flight training devices into his curriculum. The instrument panel in the Meridian simulator can be quickly reconfigured to represent any of the three glass cockpits used in that model: the Meggitt Magic, Avidyne Entegra, and Garmin G1000. The Mirage/Matrix simulator can be configured to represent the Avidyne or Garmin panel.

In addition to using the Redbird simulator, Legacy also offers in-cockpit training.

Thomas B. Haines

Thomas B Haines

Editor in Chief
AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines joined AOPA in 1988. He owns and flies a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza. Since soloing at 16 and earning a private pilot certificate at 17, he has flown more than 100 models of general aviation airplanes.

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