Tecnam to Bring Performance for Embry-Riddle’s Flight Team

Embry-Riddle’s Eagles Flight Team partners with Tecnam P92 MkII for National Intercollegiate Flying Association competitions and training operations.

Florida aeronautical university’s Eagles Flight Team transforms its competitive edge with the Tecnam P92 MkII. [Image courtesy Tecnam]

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Eagles Flight Team is set to conquer collegiate aviation competitions with the introduction of the Tecnam P92 MkII to its fleet. Chosen for its exceptional flight capabilities, including speed, enhanced visibility, and advanced avionics, the P92 MkII brings a new dimension to the team's pursuit of excellence at National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) events.

The Tecnam P92 MkII will be a pivotal asset during competitions, showcasing its prowess in message drops, navigation, power-off landings, and various challenging events. Known for its success in Region IX flight competitions, the Eagles Flight Team aims to elevate its performance with this cutting-edge addition.

Ken Byrnes, Embry-Riddle’s assistant dean and flight chair, emphasized the significance of selecting the Tecnam P92 MkII.

“Our selection of the Tecnam P92 at Embry-Riddle reflects a step change in the continuation of providing safe, reliable, and cost-efficient platforms for our Eagle’s Flight Team to remain competitive in the future,” Byrnes said.

David Copeland, director of sales at Tecnam U.S., also expressed enthusiasm about the Eagles Flight Team adopting Tecnam's aircraft.

“The P92 is a stable, solid, and cost-effective platform that has proven to be the go-to aircraft for flight school programs around the world,” Copeland said. “We are excited to see the Eagles Flight Team piloting Tecnams into the future.”

The P92 MkII boasts enhanced short-field performance, superior climb characteristics, and increased efficiency, thanks to its composite fuselage. With an expanded cabin volume offering improved comfort and advanced Garmin G3X touch avionics, including synthetic view and ground proximity warning, the Eagles Flight Team gains a technological edge in its collegiate aviation pursuits.Tecnam stands at the forefront of eco-friendly aviation initiatives—and the P92 MkII is no exception. Recognized as part of the world's most environmentally friendly training fleet, Tecnam's commitment to sustainability aligns with the aviation industry's emissions goals. Flight schools using Tecnam’s single- and twin-engine fleet can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 60 percent, setting a new standard in eco-friendly flight training.

Amy Wilder is managing editor for Plane & Pilot magazine. She fell in love with airplanes at age 8 when her brother-in-law took her up in a Cessna 172. Pretty soon, Amy's bedroom walls were covered with images of vintage airplanes and she was convinced she'd be a bush pilot in Alaska one day. She became a journalist instead, which is also somewhat impractical—but with fewer bears. Now she's working on her private pilot certificate and ready to be a lifelong student of the art of flying.

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