Making Your Dream a Reality…
If you’ve always dreamt of owning your own aircraft and learning to fly, but schedule concerns have held you back, Piper Aircraft’s Ready, Set, Fly program might just make your dreams come true….
The concept is simple: buy a new Piper Archer LX and receive your Private Pilot’s License (PPL) *free of charge -- by participating in a special accelerated program developed to meet the demands of busy executives and others strapped for time.
Now in its second year, the Ready, Set, Fly program is offered exclusively through a select network of premier flight training facilities -- including Shoreline Aviation. The program meets stringent FAA requirements, but provides a uniquely condensed format that allows participants the opportunity to earn their PPL in as little as three weeks.
While compressed, the program is focused on safety and the most efficient use of each student’s time. The program provides professional, executive style training designed to take a committed and focused individual from “zero to Private Pilot Certification” in a safe, but accelerated manner.
The program can be further tailored to meet the requirements of even the most demanding schedules -- and related services include the opportunity to have your flight instructor meet you with your plane at whatever airport suits your schedule, throughout the course of your program (additional fees may apply).
The Ready, Set, Fly program lets new aircraft owners learn to fly safely and efficiently while addressing the common obstacles that can hold aspiring pilots back -- such as convenience, quality of instruction and scheduling, as noted in an independent study performed by the AOPA.
Using customers’ own new Piper Archer LX aircraft for training also answers the issue of less desirable flying equipment found at some training locations.
Flying is for Everyone - Even Busy People...
“Piper’s Archer LX Ready, Set, Fly program was created specifically as a means to introduce aspiring pilots to aviation through the Piper product line by giving them an opportunity to step in and step up as their flying career progresses,” according to a Piper Aircraft representative. And it demonstrates the company’s long standing commitment to supporting the aviation industry by providing safe and effective entry-level pilot training to all who possess a passion for flying – including those who may not think they have the time!
Hear what Ready, Set, Fly participant Jon Roberts had to say about the unique pilot training program at last year's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event:
- Product Eligibility: Factory new 2012 Archer LX
- Product Price: **$319,200
- Program Overview: The purchase of a new Piper Archer includes a training credit of up to $10,000, available to the customer through the Piper selected or approved training provider. Training costs cannot be deducted from the price of the aircraft, however if the customer already holds a Private Pilot license, the customer may request to pursue other ratings/certificates up to, but not more than $10,000.
- Training must be completed within the first year of aircraft ownership.
Ready, Set, Fly Course Details:
- Up to 50 hours of flight training including flight briefing
- Jeppesen theoretical study materials
- FAA Private Pilot Theoretical Examination (first attempt)
- FAA Private Pilot Practical Test with Designated Pilot Examiner (first attempt)
About the Piper Archer LX
The Archer LX is a single-engine aircraft powered by a Lycoming 0-360-A4M, 180 hp engine able to fly 128 ktas / 237 km/h with a range of 522 nm (822 km). With the Garmin G500 avionics suite, it is currently priced at $319,200 (base price) new.
If already a qualified private pilot, Archer LX customers can apply their Ready, Set, Fly privileges toward another FAA certification. Customers may also elect to conduct the training at another location with the training provider of their choice.
Please contact Ann Pollard at 781-834-4928 with any questions regarding the Piper Ready, Set, Fly program or to inquire about Piper Archer LX Sales.
*Training credit provided up to $10,000
**Please note $319,200 is the 2012 Piper Archer LX base price at the time of publication and is subject to change.