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We Are Now Selling Fuel!

After tank upgrades, we are now selling 100LL and Jet A fuels at Montana Diamond Aire.  We have also remodeled our lobby and pilot’s lounge areas.  John Talmage at Montana Diamond Aire is proud to show off the newly decorated lobby and coffee bar at the shop, be sure to stop by when you’re in the neighborhood!

Upgraded fuel pumps make refueling a gas photo by John Talmage Montana Diamond Aire

Upgraded fuel pumps make refueling a gas. photo by John Talmage Montana Diamond Aire

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New Aztec Nacelles In final Approval Process

New Aztec Nacelles- In final approval process. This variation covers the hundreds of PA23-250 Aztec Models which are equipped with the factory-installed  or aftermarket Air-Research Turbo-Charging Systems.  Nacelle kits will be available for all Aztec models.  Call or email John Talmage at Montana Diamond Aire for more info. 

Montana Diamond Aire New Aztec Nacelles

 

Montana Diamond Aire New Aztec Nacelles

New Aztec Nacelles Update

Sneak-preview of the fiberglass/composite Aztec nacelles. The project is currently in the STC certification-plan approval stage. This aircraft has not been test-flown as of yet but we fully expect these nacelles to perform on the Aztec in the same manner as our previously approved nacelles perform on the 4-Cylinder Apache models.
 
This particular aircraft  is a turbo model but we also have them for the normally aspirated Aztecs. They are a 2-piece design to replace the stock 6 or 7 piece assemblies. The nacelles can be removed in 3 minutes, reinstalled in 5 minutes due to a 100% camloc attachment system and no need to remove the cowl flap section for normal servicing. They feature lower drag and improved engine cooling, along with an improved induction design. We fully expect that Aztec owners will be flying their aircraft with cowl flaps closed in cruise which alone increases cruise speeds by 5-8 MPH.

Space Shuttle Lauched Delayed For The Fifth Time!

The space shuttle Endeavor’s launch was scrapped again today due to thunderstorms in the Kennedy Space Center area.   We have been in Florida for the past few days and this was our second attempt to view the launch.  The only video that we were able to capture was the Endeavor sitting on the launch pad.  Today’s mission was aborted 9 minutes before lift-off.

We have made use of our time in Florida by visiting Disneyworld and making new friends in the Clearwater area.  Still undecided whether we will make another attempt to view Endeavor’s launch on Wednesday evening.

Check out these photos of our trip!

In Florida Gator mating season is in full swing so these guys will show up just about anywhere!

In Florida Gator mating season is in full swing so these guys will show up just about anywhere!Mickey and Fred

Piper Geronimo Instrument Panel Before and After

Piper Geronimo Instrument Panel before redesign

Piper Geronimo Instrument Panel before redesign

Piper Geronimo Instrument Panel after upgrading, daytime view

Piper Geronimo Instrument Panel after upgrading, daytime view

Piper Geronimo Instrument Panel after upgrade ( nighttime pilot view)

Piper Geronimo Instrument Panel after upgrade ( nighttime pilot view)

Piper Geronimo Instrument Panel after upgrade ( nighttime view with dome light

Piper Geronimo Instrument Panel after upgrade ( nighttime view with dome light

Montana Diamond Aire offers fully customizable, modern instrument panel upgrades for Piper apache, Piper Geronimo, and Piper Aztec aircraft.
All of our instrument panels and panel kits are fully STC’d. Please visit our website http://www.diamondaire.com or email john@diamondaire.com for pricing or more info.

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 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.