Piper Meridian Maintenance

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  1. Ray Jr

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    Any Meridian owners here?

    I'm wondering what you pay in maintenance? For Annual and unexpected in an average year?

    I'm finding it very hard to find data on this surprisingly. Too much Malibu info out there to pick out Meridian info it seems.

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    I'm thinking this might fall under the if you have to ask.... category, but hopefully someone will pipe up.
     
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    Haha, yes very true. I'm trying to make a little comparison document truth be told. But who knows, if the price is right why not! :)
     
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    Trust me, I've been down the same path, but per hour costs just aren't in my wheel house. Hope you can figure a way.
     
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    I have no Meridian experience. An acquaintance of mine had a Meridian and after the first annual, sold it.

    No serious squawks, $25,000.
     
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    Call Ron Mangon at Mangon Aircraft in Petaluma, CA. His shop - a Piper Service Center - maintains many of both and can likely give you a pretty good run down.
     
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  7. Ray Jr

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    That's good info, thank you
     
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    I seem to recall there being an online forum that was a pay site, but heard it was worth the price of admission. unfortunately I can't recall the name of it, and the feedback was from SGOTI, but might be worth checking into if you were a serious potential buyer.
     
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    no, the site I'm talking about had knowledgeable people. D'OH
    might have been the mmopa one mentioned above but I honestly don't recall.
     
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    LOL.
     
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    MMOPA would be a good place to start. There are also some PA46 pages on Facebook that might be worth perusing.

    As always, actual maintenance costs will vary. Some of it is luck of the draw but Starting with a new or well cared for example and keeping it that way will be much more cost effective than resurrecting one that has been used up.
     
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    Join MMOPA.
    It is $250.00 or so per year but the benefits will FAR outweigh those dollars...

    I have flown a piston PA46 since 2012...I am pretty happy with the plane but is isn't cheap to operate...


     
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    Considering the annual inspection was for a turbine, high altitude, complex, aircraft, that value sounds about right.