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Nov

Newsletter 109 – November 2018

Newsletter 109 November 2018 The Pipistrel Academy - FREE online training course FREE interactive online training course that explains operating and flying an electric aircraft The Pipistrel Academy is made up of two very distinct activities. The Pipistrel Academy teaches new pilots from around the globe the skills they need to get the most out of any Pipistrel aircraft &
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31
Oct

Newsletter 108 – October 2018

Newsletter 108 October 2018 100 Hours under FAA supervision and "Thumbs Up" Great News just in from Joseph Oldham today. Hi Folks, I wanted to let everyone know that at 9:11 am PDT this morning, I completed the first 100 hours of endurance flight testing on Pipistrel Alpha Electro N197AM, Serial # 878 AE 60. The last flight was 1.2
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27
Sep

Newsletter 107 – September 2018

Newsletter 107 September 2018 Curriculum Creation - Integrating electric into flight training. BY BETH E. STANTON (reprinted from the September 2018 Issue EAA Sport Aviation Magazine) HOW DO YOU TRANSITION from piston engines to electric propulsion for flight training? A first step is to gather data to design a never-done-before flight-training curriculum. Pipistrel designed the all-electric Alpha Electro to be
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27
Jun

Newsletter 104 – June 2018

Newsletter 104 June 2018 It's that time of year again when we need to start thinking about all things aviation! I mean Oshkosh,  AirVenture 2018 which is now just a little under one month away. To say we have been working feverishly behind-the-scenes is an understatement. This year, 2018 is going to be our biggest yet with a strong emphasis
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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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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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