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August 17, 2009

Aero-TV: Expanding The Market -- Piper's New Asian Strategy

Piper Aircraft Announces Plans to Expand International Market

On May 1st, 2009, Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced that Imprimis, a corporate finance and investment management firm based in Bangkok, Singapore and Brunei Darussalem, purchased 100 percent stake in the company from Piper's previous owner, American Capital Ltd. Imprimis cited Piper's considerable growth potential in Asia Pacific, a market that is expected to experience steady growth over the next five years, as one of its top incentives for the acquisition.

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Aero-TV: Profiles In Aviation -- Pitcairn PA-18 Autogiro (Part 1)

Pilot Andrew King Describes Flying the World's Only Flying Pitcairn PA-18

EAA AirVenture 2009 was a momentous turnaround for Jack Tiffany, leading restorer of the Pitcairn PA-18.  Last year, the team suffered an unfortunate setback when, with only a week left until EAA AirVenture 2008, the aircraft suffered significant rotor blade damage during flight testing and its maiden flight to Oshkosh had to be canceled.

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