Embry-Riddle to Fly Tecnam Aircraft at Upcoming Flight Competition

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Embry-Riddle has chosen to operate Tecnam Aircraft’s P-92 MkII in future flight competitions. (Photo: Tecnam Aircraft)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has selected the Tecnam Aircraft P-92 MkII to fly in future flight competitions.

Chosen due to its wide variance of flight capabilities — including speeds, visibility, advanced avionics and innovative interior design, along with the low operating cost — the Tecnam P-92 MkII will be piloted by the Eagles Flight Team, representing Embry‑Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus. The Eagles Flight Team competes at the annual National Intercollegiate Flying Association's (NIFA) National and Regional Safety and Flight Evaluation Conferences (SAFECON).

The aircraft will be used within the competition to perform message drops, navigation, power-off landings, short-field landings and numerous other competitive events. The Eagles Flight Team boasts a long record of success in Region IX flight competition.

According to Ken Byrnes, Embry-Riddle’s assistant dean and Flight chair, "Our selection of the Tecnam P-92 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.”

"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,” added David Copeland, director of sales at Tecnam US. “We are excited to see the Eagles Flight Team piloting Tecnam’s into the future.”

The P92’s short-field performance, excellent climb characteristics and efficiency are now teamed with the MkII’s composite fuselage, granting improved cruise performances. The cabin volume has also been increased, allowing for wider seats, additional fore and aft adjustment and improved ergonomics. Advanced Garmin G3X touch avionics are available with synthetic view and ground proximity warning, providing additional navigation and situational awareness.

About Tecnam Aircraft

Tecnam is an Italian aircraft manufacturer and one of the world's leading piston aircraft manufacturers. Founded in 1948 by brothers Luigi and Giovanni Pascale, the company is headquartered in Capua, Italy, and operates two subsidiaries in Sebring, Florida (U.S.), and Brisbane, Australia, to serve and support the needs of local Tecnam owners and operators.

Tecnam designs and manufactures a wide range of aircraft for personal use, commercial operations, business travel, flight training, surveillance, law enforcement and other specialised applications. For more, visit www.tecnam.com.

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