Extreme Flights

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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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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26
May

The GreenLight WorldFlight – North Pole 2013

Matevž Lenarčič successfully returned from his flight over the North pole on Sunday, 26 May 2013 thus completing the latest in a series of his adventures It was a long cold journey with challenging weather which resulted in about a week of delay. The cold brings a lot of unexpected difficulties such as deadly icing conditions, low visibility due to ice
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2
Feb

Record flight: Mike Anastasiou with Taurus to 6927 meters of altitude!

On the 2nd February 2013 the Greek pilot Michail Anastasiou with his co-pilot Thanos reached 6927m of altitude in the Pipistrel Taurus. He described his achievement in a beautiful article which you can read HERE. Newsletter 107 – September 2018 Newsletter 104 – June 2018 Newsletter 103 – May 2018 Newsletter 102 – April 2018 Newsletter 101 – April 2018 Newsletter
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6
Sep

Altitude World Record Flying The Sinus

Two-pilot team: Alexis Anastasiou and Petros Printezis achieved an altitude record with the Sinus aircraft, gliding over Mt.Parnassus in Greece. Alexis Anastasiou stated: The highest altitude reached was 7,640m according to the MLR logger, 7,673m according to the Posigraph logger and 7,771 according to the LX-160/Oudie. For most and of course for the critical part of the climb the engine was off
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6
May

Record attempt: Sinus glides to 7036 m in Greece!

Alexis Anastassiou and Kostas Kiapekos from Greece soar-climbed to 7,036m (23,100ft) with the Pipistrel Sinus in the lee wave of Mount Parnassus in central Greece.   Even though the wave was weak (at only 1.0m/s) the whole mission lasted less than 3 hours, including the slow descent to avoid stressing the finish of the airframe. Needless to say, we are all
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19
Apr

World Green Flight – Virus SW

We are very proud to announce that the extreme pilot Matevž Lenarčič successfully circumnavigated the World with the Pipistrel aircraft Virus SW 914 Turbo - in the most demanding possible way! Matevž completed his flight in Slovenia  on 19. 4. 2012 at 16.00 local time and landed at the Jože Pučnik airport in Brnik, near Ljubljana – the same airport
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2
Jan

Newsletter 62 – January 2012

Welcome to the Pipistrel Aircraft Newsletter for January 2012. In this edition we talk about fishing and the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo in Florida. As a northern hemisphere starts to suffer under another cold and unforgiving winter it is interesting to see Pipistrel aircraft still out and about. Our dealer for Canada, Mr Jonas Boll has recently sent me through
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6
Aug

Historic flight of the world’s first 4-seat electric aircraft

The Pipistrel Taurus G4, world's first fully electric 4-seat aircraft, won the NASA Green Flight Challenge in October 2011 and helped to write the history of electric flight! The winning flight of the Pipistrel Taurus G4 at the NASA Green flight Challenge (more about NASA GFC HERE) wrote the aviation history as one of the longest, fastest and most energy-efficient flights of electric
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25
Oct

Flight for Sight No.2 Raising money for charity

Flight for Sight Flight for Sight 2005 – Or as we prefer to call it…. "the Pipistrel world discovery tour" For the third year in a row we have just completed an outback tour of Queensland raising money for the Royal Blind foundation. This year’s event started on the 1st of September and finished on Sunday the 11th of September
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