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7 Facts About Learning To Fly From Piper Aircraft

7 Facts About Learning To Fly From Piper Aircraft (1978)

Read how you can enjoy the exhilarating and adventurous world of flight. Almost anyone can be taught to take off and land, but becoming a well-rounded pilot is a different thing.

GGArchives REF: BPPAC-026-1978-BW-AD

Introducing the Piper Dakota (1978)

Introducing the Piper Dakota (1978)

Most planes in this class are bought for load carrying. And compared to the 1135-pound useful load of an equipped Skylane, a comparably equipped Dakota carries 1236 pounds.

GGArchives REF: BPPAC-002-1978-C-AD-3

The Piper AG Planes - Agricultural Aircraft (1978)

The Piper AG Planes - Agricultural Aircraft (1978)

These aircraft represent more than 30 years of Piper experience in the design, manufacture and constant refinement of agricultural aircraft.

GGArchives REF: BPPAC-003-1978-C-BRO

The '79 PIPERS More Airplane for the Dollar (1979)

The '79 PIPERS More Airplane for the Dollar (1979)

The performance information For 1979 Piper Airplanes are based on an airplane flown at maximum gross weight under standard sea level atmospheric conditions... (Includes All Model Performance Chart)

GGArchives REF: BPPAC-005-1979-C-FLY

The '79 PIPERS: More Airplane For The Dollar Brochure (1979)

The '79 PIPERS: More Airplane For The Dollar Brochure (1979)

Today the Piper line of aircraft includes 27 different models, ranging from two-place trainers and agricultural applicators to the turbo prop Cheyennes... (Covers all models)

GGArchives REF: BPPAC-004-1978-C-BRO

Saratoga SP & Turbo Saratoga SP (1980)

Saratoga SP & Turbo Saratoga SP (1980)

The Saratoga SP with its 300 hp Lycoming engine, gives long range performance while taking it easy on fuel. The fuel tanks hold over 100 gallons, so you can fly 983 nm ...

GGArchives REF: BPPAC-006-1980-C-BRO

Piper Aircraft News Release: Cheyenne III Deliveries Underway (1980-09-18)

Piper Aircraft News Release: Cheyenne III Deliveries Underway (1980-09-18)

The Cheyenne III heads the highly successful turboprop family of Cheyennes as the flagship of the Piper fleet. It is the first turboprop to incorporate nacelle baggage lockers.

GGArchives REF: BPPAC-030-1980-C-PR

Piper Aircraft News Release: Commitment to the Business Aircraft Market (1980-09-18)

Piper Aircraft News Release: Commitment to the Business Aircraft Market (1980-09-18)

The Piper flagship, the all-new Cheyenne III, leads the industry in cabin comfort, with the longest cabin in its class and the quietest ride of any turboprop on the market today.

GGArchives REF: BPPAC-028-1980-C-PR

Piper Aircraft News Release: Extended Range for Cheyenne IIIs (1980-09-18)

Piper Aircraft News Release: Extended Range for Cheyenne IIIs (1980-09-18)

Piper Aircraft Corporation, a Bangor Punta Company, announced today the availability of an increased gross weight and extended range for all Cheyenne III aircraft...

GGArchives REF: BPPAC-031-1980-C-PR

Piper Aircraft News Release: New Cheyenne II XL Business Turboprop (1980-09-18)

Piper Aircraft News Release: New Cheyenne II XL Business Turboprop 1980-09-18

Introducing Piper's newest turboprop, the Cheyenne II XL. As the fourth member of Piper's popular family of Cheyenne business aircraft.

GGArchives REF: BPPAC-029-1980-C-PR

Piper Cheyenne II XL - Specifications, Diagrams and Photo (1981)

Piper Cheyenne II XL - Specifications, Diagrams and Photo (1981)

The Piper Cheyenne II XL Turboprop for business- here are some of the basic specifications, dimensions, cutaway diagram and conceptual photograph of flagship of the business fleet.

GGArchives REF: BPPAC-032-1981-BW-SLT

The New Cheyenne IV (1983)

The New Cheyenne IV (1983)

Bangor Punta was a large, diverse conglomerate that once upon a time, owned Smith & Wesson, Piper Aviation, Jenson Marine and many others. This is their legacy.

GGArchives REF: BPPAC-025-1983-BW-AD

Piper Aircraft Corporation Operating Economics Guides (1981-1982)

Piper Aircraft Corporation Operating Economics Guides (1981-1982)

The Piper Aircraft Corporation Operating Economics Guide was a brochure insert provided to prospective buyers as an added information source. It provided data on the fixed and variable cost of operating each aircraft model.

The Showdown of Piper Aircraft - Chris-Craft Industries v. Bangor Punta Corporation

In 1969, The Piper Family agreed to sell Piper Aircraft to Bangor Punta Corporation which started an eight-year court battle with the loosing bidder, Chris-Craft Industries, culminating in a Supreme Court decision in 1977.

U.S. Supreme Court
PIPER v. CHRIS-CRAFT INDUSTRIES, 430 U.S. 1 (1977)
430 U.S. 1

PIPER ET AL. v. CHRIS-CRAFT INDUSTRIES, INC.
CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT

No. 75-353.

Argued October 6, 1976
Decided February 23, 1977*

Together with No. 75-354, First Boston Corp. v. Chris-Craft Industries, Inc., and No. 75-355, Bangor Punta Corp. et al. v. Chris-Craft Industries, Inc., also on certiorari to the same court.

  1. Link to the Case Preview: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/430/1/
  2. Link to the Full Text of Case: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/430/1/case.html
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Bangor Punta Era

The Bangor Punta era, lasted approximately twenty years -- from 1964 to 1984.

History will likely remember the company for its tenacity in pursuing acquisitions; their high-profile corporate executives; and, two United States Supreme Court cases that the company was involved in during its short life span.

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