January 2018

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Jan

Newsletter 98 – January 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Electro Aero has just completed the world’s first cross country flight in a certified electric Light Sport Aircraft! Flying from Jandakot Airport (Perth-Australia), we flew east over the Perth hills and landed at the Dale River bush airstrip. There, we recharged using a trailer-mounted generator and flew back to Jandakot. This flight was a once-off to prove it can
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Jan

Newsletter 97 – Jan 2018

On 2. January 2018 the first serially-built Pipistrel Alpha Electro took flight in Australia. The aircraft, which received a Special Certificate of Airworthiness from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in October 2017, took off from Perth’s Jandakot Airport and conducted two circuits around Jandakot (the 5th busiest airport in the southern hemisphere with more than 375,000 movements last year). It
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