Piper Mirage Training & Piper Matrix Training

The piston-powered Piper Malibu series is still the epitome of pressurized travel in its class. After nearly 30 years, it is still the only cabin-classed single engine pressurized single engine aircraft still in production.

Piper Mirage Training

malibu mirage at mammoth lakes airport photo
Malibu Mirage owned by a former student of Rich

When Piper replaced the Malibu’s Continental 520 with the Lycoming 540 engine, it created the Malibu Mirage. Over the ensuing years, Piper has consistently improved this model offering new technology along the way. The Piper Mirage was one of the first aircraft to offer digital instrumentation as standard and incorporated various leading avionics technologies as they were developed. From the factory, owners have been able to choose from King, Meggit, Avidyne and now Garmin for the flight instruments.

Piper Malibu Mirage graphic logo
Piper Malibu Mirage graphic
piper malibu mirage cockpit photo
Rich flying with his former student, Gerry on their way to Mammoth

Piper Matrix Training

Piper Matrix PA-46R-350T at Big Bear, CA L35 photo
Piper Matrix PA-46R-350T at Big Bear, CA (L35)

The Piper Malibu Matrix is a great airplane. Designed with an integrated oxygen system, rather than pressurization, it offers operational simplicity, slightly lower empty weight, and still can outperform its competitors..