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Our New Website

Our Updated Website

Our Updated Website

 

We have given our website a new look!  The updated site is now viewable in all browsers.  www.diamondaire.com

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Complete Piper Aztec Overhaul

 

Piper Aztec Complete Overhaul and Restoration Before

Piper Aztec Complete Overhaul and Restoration Before

 

The Piper Aztec pictured above is currently undergoing a complete restoration and overhaul.  Upgrades will include a new interior, custom paint job, new engines and nacelles, and instrument panel.  We will be posting the final “after” photos of this project once finished.

At Montana Diamond Aire we not only perform complete Piper Apache to Geronimo conversions but all types of modifications and upgrades for Piper Aztecs and Apaches.  Visit our website for a listing of our fully STC’d modifications www.diamondaire.com or email john@diamondaire.com .

Please note the performance chart below for the Piper Aztec if you are considering a twin-piston aircraft purchase.

 
Performance

Piper Aztec

Take-off Distance, 50-foot obsacle (Ft)

1250

Landing Distance, 50-foot obsacle (Ft)

1250

Gross Weight

5200

Useful Load

2150

Max Payload (Full Fuel)

1286/998

Fuel Capacity

144/192

Range @ 65% Power

950/1350

Cruise Speed @ 65% Power (Kts)

180

Rate of Climb (Sea Level)

1490

Single Engine Rate of Climb (Sea Level)

240

Service Ceiling

21,100

Single Engine Service Cieling

6400

Engine/Horsepower

Lycoming 250 Hp IO-540-C4B5

Total Fuel Burn/Hr

26

S’no Stopping Us at Montana Diamond Aire!

 

Christmas Eve at Montana Diamond Aire

Christmas Eve at Montana Diamond Aire

 

Looking for Piper Apache Vortex Generators,  Fiber-optic back-lit Geronimo instrument panel, 180 Hp Lycoming Engine, Piper conversion enhancements, Piper Instrument Panels, Engine Instrumentation, Piper Apache Enhancement Kits, Piper Apache To Geronimo Conversions, Prop Conversion-Tip Props, Piper Speed Mods, One Piece Speed Slope Windshield, Fiberglass Engine Nose Bowl. Fiberglass Nacelles, 2-1/4″ Dual-Needle STC’D Backlit Gauges, 3-1/8″ Dual Electric STC’D Tachometer?
We got them all at Montana Diamond Aire!  www.diamondaire.com

Piper Apache and Piper Aztec Instrument Panel Upgrades

Piper Aztec/ Apache Instrument Panel Before Upgrade

Piper Aztec/ Apache Instrument Panel Before Upgrade

 

Piper Aztec/ Apache Instrument Panel After Upgrade

Piper Aztec/ Apache Instrument Panel After Upgrade

Montana Diamond Aire offers new modern instrument panels for Piper Apache, Piper Aztec and Geronimo aircraft.  These panels are designed to accomodate all of today’s high-tech instruments.  Standard and custom configurations are available.  Be sure to ask about our removable glareshields.  Please visit www.diamondaire.com for more info.

Piper Geronimo Instrument Panels

Piper Geronimo Instrument Panel Daytime View

Piper Geronimo Instrument Panel Daytime View

  John Talmage at Montana Diamond Aire has designed this fiber-optic back-lit Geronimo instrument panel.  This fiber-optic lit panel with back-lit guages is also available for Piper Aztec, Piper Apache, and Piper Apache to Geronimo conversions.  Fiber-optic lit panels are not included with standard Piper Aztec and Piper Apache enhancements kits as of yet.  Please visit www.diamondaire.com for more info.

Back-lit guages on Geronimo instrument panel nighttime view
Back-lit guages on Geronimo instrument panel nighttime view

Piper Apache to Geronimo Conversion Enhancements

A custom paint application completes this Piper Apache to Piper Geronimo conversion.  Photo by Maegan Blankenbeckle.

A custom paint application completes this Piper Apache to Piper Geronimo conversion. Photo by John Talmage.

Montana Diamond Aire has just completed a full conversion of a Piper Apache to Piper Geronimo.  Upgrades included a fiber-optic back-lit Geronimo instrument panel, Piper Apache Vortex Generator, custom paint aplication, and custom leather and vinyl upholstered interior.  These features are in addition to the standard Piper Apache enhancement kits. 

We currently have Piper Apache airframes available for made-to-order conversions to Piper Geronimo.  Order yours today and be in the air by early 2010.

Montana Diamond Aire now offers a factory-new Lycoming 360IO fuel-injected 200HP roller-cam equipped engine upgrade for the Piper Geronimo.  This upgrade is fully STC’d.  Test flight data for this upgrade will be posted on this blog and on www.diamondaire.com.  Please email john@diamondaire.com for pricing and more info.

Please visit www.diamondaire.com for more photos and info.

Photo by Maegan Blankenbeckle

Photo by John Talmage.

Custom Interior Upholstery for Piper Apache, Aztec, and Geronimo

Front of seats are all leather.

Front of seats are all leather.

Rear seats are made of durable vinyl.

Rear seats are made of durable vinyl.

Lower panels are made with vinyl while the uppers are constructed of leather.

Lower panels are made with vinyl while the uppers are constructed of leather.

Montana Diamond Aire offers custom leather and durable vinyl interiors. We have several colors to choose from and all upholstery is hand-made and hand-fitted in our Kalispell shop.  Please visit www.diamondaire.com for more pictures.