Michael Coates

27
May

Newsletter 103 – May 2018

Newsletter 103 - May 2018 Serial Number 900 leaves the factory headed for Australia May 2018 It's hard to believe that the time passes so quickly and here we are shipping Serial Number 900 from the Sinus/Virus family to a very excited customer in Australia. This very special Virus SW has the best of everything, is beautifully finished and is
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6
Apr

Newsletter 102 – April 2018

Newsletter 102 - April 2018 World Wide Wings LLC orders 15 Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer aircraft for new Flight Training School in San Bernardino California After months and months of evaluation, writing proposals, flight tests and endless emails I am very proud to announce our single biggest order into the USA flight training market. 15 Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer aircraft with instrumentation
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3
Apr

Newsletter 101 – April 2018

Newsletter 101 - April 2018 World's single biggest delivery of Electric Aircraft The Historic Fresno Chandler terminal building. Home to our ALPHA Electro Aircraft Operations 19th March 2018. "Our ALPHA Electro's have arrived" was the fist statement by CALSTART's Joseph Oldham as the trucks pulled up to the carpark of Fresno's Chandler Airport. At the exact same time it started
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4
Mar

Newsletter 100 – March 2018

Out with the old - in with the new......  Websites that is..... The Pipistrel USA and Pipistrel Australia websites started life back in 2002. At the time we were using cutting-edge web authoring technologies including "HTML code" and advanced new releases from Adobe and their new web authoring platform GoLive! It must be said that the systems have allowed us
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1
Mar

Newsletter 99 – March 2018

New Caledonia - Alpha Trainer flown more than 4,000 hours Do you remember from a few years ago about the "flying flower in paradise" somewhere in the remote Pacific? Well, here is another update from the warm little island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to brighten your day. Hotel Hibiscus, a very active New Caledonian flight school sent
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22
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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4
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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11
Jul

Newsletter 96 – July 2017

Like every year Pipistrel welcomes you on our booth at AirVenture! http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure WHEN? 24-30 July 2017 WHERE? In the same location as last year, which is sites 86 and 87, just inside the main public entrance on the right-hand side.   WHO? Our full team of dealers from across the USA and many visiting international distributors are in attendance throughout
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4
Apr

Newsletter 95 – April 2017

Uber partners with Pipistrel Aircraft to manufacture electric VTOLs Dallas, 25 April 2017 It is our pleasure and honor to inform you that Uber and Pipistrel announced today in Dallas (USA) at Uber Elevate Summit a long-term partnership to Manufacture Electric VTOLs.         Background Overview: Uber has signed a partnership with Pipistrel Aircraft producer for large-scale deployment of
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15
Feb

Newsletter 94 – February 2017

Text and photos by Gil Souviron  February 12th was the perfect day for gliding, but quite unexpected! Back on Wednesday 9th, as I was skiing in the Alps, Manu and Jean-Pierre asked me about the wave forecast for the Sunday 12th of February. I told them that I would not fly, as I planned to continue to ski with my
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