Sierra Charlie Aviation has ordered 50 Archer TX aircraft from Piper Aircraft during EAA AirVenture.

The new Piper trainer aircraft will begin delivery in 2026 and will serve as a full replacement of Sierr Charlie Aviation’s existing fleet of competitive single engine aircraft.

“We are looking forward to expanding our fleet partnership with a premier flight school such as Sierra Charlie Aviation,” said Ron Gunnarson, Piper Aircraft’s VP of marketing, sales and customer support. “Piper trainers are known for their reliability and ease of use, and we are honored Sierra Charlie has chosen Piper to help elevate their program to new heights. We are excited to officially welcome them into the Piper Flight School Alliance.”

Sierra Charlie Aviation is a nationally ranked Part 61 flight school based in Scottsdale, Arizona, currently operating a twin-engine Piper Seminole. The purchase of the new Archers will support the substantial growth the company plans to see over the coming years, according to Scott Campbell, owner of Sierra Charlie Aviation.

“We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our fleet with the acquisition of 50 Piper Aircraft at Oshkosh,” he said. “This strategic move marks an exciting chapter in our company’s growth, enabling us to deliver even greater value and exceptional flight training for our students and instructors.

“The Piper Archer and Seminole are remarkable aircraft that perfectly complement our commitment to excellence in aviation and enhancing our operational capabilities while providing an unmatched experience for our students. The addition of these 50 Piper Archers allows us to offer increased availability, flexibility, and efficiency, ensuring that we continue to set the standard for excellence in flight training.”

Image courtesy of Piper Aircraft

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