Piston Engine Aircraft

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Piston Engine Aircraft
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Steven Orr is a broker and investment advisor based in Victoria, Texas. Mr. Orr has owned and operated the Orr Financial Group for more than 25 years. Outside of his accomplishments as a broker and wealth manager, Steven Orr is a licensed pilot and has flown the fastest piston engine aircraft in the world.

Piston engines operate under the same principles as the early steam engines of the 17th century. Piston aircraft are powered by classic internal combustion engines that use the hot gas from ignited fuel to fire pistons. The pistons then move a crankshaft that rotates the plane’s propeller(s).

Current manufacturers of piston engine aircraft include Cessna, Cirrus, Mooney, Diamond, and Hawker Beechcraft. Compared with modern turboprop engine aircraft, piston engine aircraft are typically less expensive and are ideal for making relatively short flights of less than 400 miles at relatively low altitudes (less than 15,000 feet).


FPA Forms Alliance With T. Rowe Price

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For more than 20 years, Steven Orr has served as the president and owner of Orr Financial Group, based in Victoria, Texas. In this capacity, he helps clients worldwide develop strategies to build their overall wealth. In addition to his day-to-day work, Steven Orr is a longtime member of the Financial Planning Association.

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) recently rolled out a new joint initiative with T. Rowe Price. This new alliance will enable FPA members and certified financial planners to receive expert information from T. Rowe Price professionals, which they can in turn use to provide advice to their clients. The two organizations will also work together on enhancing investment education for certain FPA chapters. Local FPA chapters will have the ability to tailor how T. Rowe Price content merges with their own efforts.

In his comments, FPA President Shannon J. Pike, CFP said he hopes this partnership is the beginning of a long-term alliance between the two organizations. He also said that he believes initiatives such as these will help FPA members provide better services to their clients.