Piper Matrix Flies with the Big Boys

Piper's unpressurized cabin-class piston single now has the cockpit of a turbine.

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Piper MatrixCarl A. Miller
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A very complete Garmin G1000 system.
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The passenger cabin has been the primary selling point for the Matrix, that is, until Piper installed the most advanced glass cockpit yet in a piston single. But the cabin is still one heck of a great place to ride.
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For the increase in price, the Matrix or Mirage owner gets the most turbine-like single available, and an airplane built with excellent quality in every detail.
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It is a terrific and welcome surprise to see a full engine-instrument crew advisory system in the Matrix, complete with dedicated master caution and warning lights.