Michael Coates

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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15
Dec

The Snowmageddon Trip

The Snowmageddon trip ...or how to deliver an Alpha Trainer on a 2000 nautical miles flight in extreme weather. Text and photos by Michael Coates At the start of the 2nd week of December I ended up in the USA for a couple of weeks to deliver 2 aircraft to different locations. The first of these trips was in a
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29
Sep

Newsletter 93 – September 2016

Pipistrel is proud to announce that we are one of the partners in the "HY4" project – the world’s first four-seat passenger aircraft powered by a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell propulsion. The aircraft accomplished a successful first public flight on 29. September.       HY4 took off from the airport in Stuttgart at 11:15 am and performed a short 15-minute
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6
Aug

Taurus touches the sky!

“Cockpit condensation made a fine mesh of tiny crystals on the canopy. I reached up and wrote the altitude with my hand wearing a black fleece glove - 8,800 meters! The analogue vario was still showing a climb of 2m/s." PUSHING THE LIMITS … or how the Taurus was flying at 9,214 meters (30,229 feet)! “Cockpit condensation made a fine
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22
Jul

Newsletter 92 – July 2016

We are proud that this year, Pipistrel was able to get a better location for our booth: right at the main entrance to AirVenture, through the front gates and immediately on the right. See you there! Like every year Pipistrel will be glad to welcome you on our booth at AirVenture! http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure WHEN? 25 - 31. July  2016 WHERE? Right
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4
Jul

Newsletter 91 – July 2016

The fact that NASA is researching electric aircraft is nothing new - but Pipistrel is very proud and honored that the researchers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in California decided to use several electric propulsion systems from Pipistrel, which normally powered the Taurus Electro G2. The systems are being tested as part of the electric flight research in preparation
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