Michael Coates

2
Oct

Newsletter 9 – October 2003

                   Well the Flight for Sight is over..... So much for our promised email updates during the trip. after the first day, email reliability plummeted and sometimes, on dial-up modems, we were getting 1200 baud speed so we just couldn't get the emails out. To say the trip was a success is
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2
Sep

Newsletter 8 – September 2003

Welcome to Newsletter No. 8, in this issue we feature the following. Flutter Tests - Some background Information The NEW Pipistrel Factory Pipistrel Demonstration Team "Flight for Sight" Update August and September have been busy months for Pipistrel, besides all the normal work with production and product development we participated at Slovenia's first Aero-Expo as the prime exhibitor with both
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2
Aug

Newsletter 7 – August 2003

Welcome to another packed newsletter..... In this issue we feature the following........ Flight for Sight.... Round the World flight on hold..... Insurance Problems Virus Flight Report USA Oshkosh Report Sport Pilot Sign off Join the Pipistrel support website Flight for Sight Early October has both Phil Allen piloting a Virus and myself in a Sinus assisting the important task of
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2
Jul

Newsletter 6 – July 2003

Welcome to another packed newsletter..... In this issue we feature the following........ Australian weight increase to 544 kgs MTOW approved !! Pipistrel Support Site up and running Syndicate ownership Oshkosh and the USA markets Our first Virus arrival Special trip by Portugal's Antonio Manuel Alves Australian weight increase to 544 kgs MTOW approved You read right..... The AUF advised today
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4
Jun

Australian Outback Adventure

The Sinus Conquers The Driest Desert On Earth The June long weekend in Australia is one of the best times to go flying, we are in the middle of winter, the days are generally blue, warm and perfect for flying and this weekend was to be no exception. The annual Old Station airshow and fly-in is probably the biggest in
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2
Jun

Newsletter 5 – June 2003

Outback Adventure.... The Sinus Conquers The Driest Desert On Earth The June long weekend in Australia is one of the best times to go flying, we are in the middle of winter, the days are generally blue, warm and perfect for flying and this weekend was to be no exception. The annual Old Station airshow and fly-in is probably the
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2
Jun

Newsletter 4 – June 2003

Sinus Motorglider - The first 100 hours Yes..... that’s right 100 hours on my new aircraft in 8 weeks and nearly 4 of those I spent overseas. Impressions, thoughts and feedback…. Well it started with the delivery of the first two aircraft about 2 weeks before Narromine, The container arrived and the usual group gathered around the back doors as
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20
Jan

Newsletter 3 – January 2003

Just a quick update to the website to show off the first Australian Magazine feature on the Pipistrel Sinus and Virus Motorgliders done by Pacific Flyer Magazine The February 2003 Edition of Pacific Flyer Magazine Part of the feature has a colour double spread on the aircraft, but somehow a bi-plane picture snuck into the top left corner ?? Excitement is
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29
Dec

Newsletter 2 – 29th December 2002

Good morning and all the best for the new year from Michael Coates of X-Air Australia Late December saw Phil from Canberra, Bill H from Wollongong and myself braving the European winter for the second year running for a short trip to the TL-Ultralight factory in the Czech Republic followed by several days in the Slovenian town of Ajdovscina, home
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9
Dec

Newsletter 1 – 9th December 2002.

Good morning from Michael Coates of X-Air Australia We have recently made several updates to our web site which i would like to bring to your attention. The Performance and Specifications page had some incorrect performance details on the Virus which were not picked up when the site was published... the major one being the glide ratio on the Virus
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