January 16 (Wed) 7pm- Piper Saratoga Systems

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Piper PA-32R is a six-seat, high-performance, single engine, all-metal fixed-wing aircraft produced by Piper Aircraft. The design began life as the Piper Lance, a retractable gear version of the Piper Cherokee Six. Later models are known as Saratogas. The primary difference between the Lance and early Saratoga is the development of a tapered wing on the Saratoga. Later Saratoga models provided updated/improved avionics, engine and interior touches but retained the same airframe design.

The 1980 Turbocharged model was given the name Turbo Saratoga SP. The name and model designation stayed the same through the 1996 model year, despite several updates to the airplane during that time. Starting with the 1997 model year the airplane received a new designation, the Saratoga II TC, and a new Lycoming TIO-540-AH1A engine.

Last fall, San Carlos Flight center brought online a 2004 Piper PA-32R-301T Saratoga with a 300HP Lycoming TIO-540-AHIA Turbo engine. The Saratoga is a well-designed complex high performance airplane that performs well in several categories. If you don't fill the 107-gallon tanks, it really can carry six adults. If you watch your load, it really can go 800 miles non-stop at 145 knots. It is well-equipped for IFR flights, and the cockpit is comfortable and stable.

Join CFI Herb Patten as he reviews the systems of this aircraft why it has earned its reputation as a workhorse in the industry.

Herb Patten is the Assistant Chief Pilot of San Carlos Flight Center, a CFI and an FAA certificated advanced and instrument ground instructor who teaches private pilot ground school at San Carlos Flight Center. He is a commercial pilot with an instrument rating, has over 900 hours and flown into at least 111 different California airports. He is co-founder of the Bay Area Student and New Pilot Support Group, and a board member of the Upwind Foundation, famous for its Upwind Summer Scholarship Program. In 2015, Herb was named a Master Instructor by the National Association of Flight Instructors.


This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or info@sancarlosflight.com.

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