Piper Aircraft’s single-engine PiperJet flew for the first time today, taking off from Piper headquarters at Vero Beach (Fla.) International Airport. It is the company’s first jet in its 71-year history and a large-cabin contender in the growing single-engine jet market. Piloted by Dave Schwartz in the left seat and Buddy Sessoms in the right seat, the PiperJet lifted off from Runway 29 at 11:11 a.m. EDT for a one-hour flight.
Texarkana, Texas-based FBO TAC Air is now promoting its 2006 giveaway, a new Hummer H3, as part of its “We Make You Look Good” marketing theme for the year. Over the last several years TAC Air has given away a 2000 Volkswagen Beetle, a 2001 PT Cruiser, a 1945 yellow Piper Cub and a restored 1957 Thunderbird.