Piper Sales Representatives

Derek Windle

Derek K. Windle

PA, MD, DE, DC, WV, Northern VA

888-386-3596 Ext 1203

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  • 26+ Years at Skytech
  • Specializing in Malibu/Matrix/Mirage/Meridian
  • 500+ Total aircraft sales
  • A part of the Mirage, Meridian and Matrix program from their infancy at the factory to the product launch
  • Commercial pilot, instrument, multi-engine with over 3300 TT
  • 1980-1987 Cessna Aircraft sales at Summit Aviation (One of the largest full-line Cessna Dealers in the Mid-Atlantic at the time.) 
  • Associates Degree in marketing management from Delaware Technical and Community College (1975)

Rick Shepard

Rick Shepard

Southern VA, NC, SC

888-386-3596 Ext 1208

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  • 14+ years at Skytech
  • Commercial pilot, instrument with over 2000 TT
  • 6 years as Operations Manager at Skytech’s UZA operations
  • NATA Certified Advanced Line Service Supervisor
  • 2 years in Parts department
  • General Class-Amateur Radio (HAM) Operator
  • B.S. in Management from Winthrop University
  • A.A. York Technical College
  • Have personally owned two aircraft

Skytech is an authorized Piper dealer for PA, MD, DE, DC, WV, VA, NC, SC.

Contact a Skytech Sales Representative for more information.


M500 Logo

The Piper M500 is the first pressurized, known-ice certified, radar equipped airplane to utilize Garmin’s revolutionary Autopilot Flight Control System technology.  A by-product of the sophisticated and robust unmanned aerial vehicle Flight Control Systems, the Garmin AFCS acts to warn pilots of excessive pitch or roll and prompt a corrective action.  If the pilot continues to fly outside of approved parameters, the autopilot self-engages, stabilizing the aircraft.  A LVL button on the panel allows the pilot to activate a recovery to level at any time they feel the situation merits attention.  Underspeed Protection limits the aircraft’s ability to stall while flying on the autopilot and also paves the way for coupled missed-approaches where all the pilot needs to do is advance the power and clean up the airplane.  The autopilot is never disengaged.   More simplicity awaits the pilot in the form of an automated and digital Pressurization System.  Tell the airplane on startup what the elevation is for the airport of intended landing and fly the M500.  That’s it.  Additionally, Piper has given the M500 the tools to be a genuine business airplane.  When was the last time you made an affordable telephone call from your headset while at FL250?  Or sent and received a text from the cockpit?  The M500 arranges that for the plot or any of the M500’s passengers without interfering with ATC communications.    

• 1,000 NM Range with 45 Minute Reserve
• 30,000 Ft Maximum Approved Altitude
• Pressurized Cabin
• 260 KTAS Maximum Cruising Speed
• Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) Approved
• PiperAire Air Conditioning
• Garmin Enhanced Autopilot Flight Control System (AFCS)
• Iridium Transceiver (Phone and Text Capability)
• Digital Pressurization
• 3D Audio Panel
• Aspen EFD1000 Stand-by System
• GTS-825 Traffic Advisory System
• USB Charging Ports


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Mirage Logo 2014

The Piper Mirage is the only current production pressurized piston-engine aircraft available today.  It leads the piston pack with an impressive 213 ktas cruising speed, as well as the ability to cruise up to 25,000 ft in pressurized comfort.  Combining the safety and comfort of cabin pressurization with the economy of a piston-engine, the 6-place Mirage gives you  great flexibility when planning your flights.

  • 1,343 NM range with 45 minute reserve
  • 25,000 FT maximum approved altitude
  • Pressurized cabin
  • 213 KTAS maximum cruising speed
  • Garmin G1000 avionics suite with synthetic vision
  • Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) approved
  • PiperAire Air Conditioning
  • GWX 68 airborne weather radar system

Piper Matrix Logo 2014

Let the 6-place piston-single Piper Matrix expand your horizons while also allowing your passengers to extend their legs in cabin-class comfort.  With an aft airstair door entrance, a work station complete with table, individual reading lights, a power supply for portable electronics and both internal and external baggage storage, your flying takes on a different level of sophistication and comfort in the Piper Matrix.

  • 1,343 NM range with 45 minute reserve
  • 25,000 FT maximum approved altitude
  • 213 KTAS maximum cruising speed
  • Garmin G1000 avionics suite with synthetic vision
  • Flight Into Know Icing (FIKI) approved
  • PiperAire Air Conditioning
  • Optional GWX 68 airborne weather radar system