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Nov

Newsletter 134 – November 2020

Newsletter 134 November 2020 No electricity - no problem.  Charging the ALPHA Electro with sunshine Beam conducted the world’s first Flying on Sunshine™ flight in a Pipistrel production electric aircraft, powered completely by Beam’s EV ARC™ solar-powered charging unit delivering off-grid, sustainably generated, locally stored energy. The world-first maiden flight took place at Reedley Municipal Airport in Fresno County, California
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2
Sep

Newsletter 133 – September 2020

Newsletter 133 September 2020 Pipistrel’s Four-Seat Panthera Completes First Flight in US Airspace Pipistrel’s Four-Seat Panthera Completes First Flight in US Airspace. $2,999 flight training package using Pipistrel’s Alpha Trainer also announced. Reprinted from Flying Magazine   Article By Dan Pimentel     September 1, 2020 https://www.flyingmag.com/story/training/pipistrel-four-seat-panthera-first-us-flight/ Right Rudder Aviation is now the exclusive dealer in North America for the Pipistrel Panthera.Right
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27
Aug

Newsletter 132 – August 2020

Newsletter 132 August 2020 3 New - Private Pilot Glider Ratings in Just One Day
11
Aug

Newsletter 131 – August 2020

Newsletter 131 August 2020 Pipistrel partners with Microsoft in New Flight Simulator. Pipistrel, in partnership with Microsoft, are honoured to announce the Pipistrel Virus SW 121 is one of the PREMIUM aircraft available in their new, long-awaited, Microsoft Flight Simulator Program, which is released on August 18. The highly accurate model of Pipistrel Virus SW 121 will be one of
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30
Jun

Newsletter 130 – June 2020

Newsletter 130 June 2020 EAA Feature - Charged with Potential. Republished with approval of Beth Stanton - EAA SportAviation magazine July 2020. Download the article in PDF format >> HERE << FORGING A NEW PARADIGM IN AVIATION INVOLVES PURSE, PEOPLE, PAPERWORK, AND PATIENCE. TO GO THE EXHAUSTIVE DISTANCE, WORK OF THIS MAGNITUDE REQUIRES A GROUP EFFORT AND A LEADER WITH
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10
Jun

Newsletter 129 – June 2020

Newsletter 129 June 2020 First graduates from the FREE Pipistrel online course. The first graduates are completing the Pipistrel online courses which have been made free because of the Covid-19 outbreak (See newsletter  https://www.pipistrel-usa.com/newsletter-124-april-2020/ ) it's great to see people coming through the program and the positive comments at how much they have really enjoyed doing the online course, obtaining
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7
Jun

Newsletter 128 – June 2020

Newsletter 128 June 2020 Purdue Airport staff transform glider into airplane, then back to glider ? Another world-first in Aviation and of course Pipistrel USA is there to make it happen ! Imagine an LSA Glider that can be legally transformed to an LSA Airplane and back again in under an hour, all with FAA approval !   Talk about 2
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26
May

Newsletter 127 – May 2020

Newsletter 127 May 2020 SOCOM (United States Special Operations Command) has confirmed deployment of Pipistrel “Surveyor” UAS aircraft Using the Pipistrel surveyor aircraft as the starting point, then fitted with unique modifications, the Pipistrel Surveyor Military version has been confirmed by SOCOM contractors as being operational since 2013. Exact specifications and payloads are restricted, but it is widely known that
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14
May

Newsletter 126 – May 2020

Newsletter 126 May 2020 NEWS: Pipistrel Cargo Aircraft & Pipistrel 19-seat Hydrogen powered shuttle Slovenian and Italian Light aircraft manufacturer, Pipistrel has started development of a cargo aircraft for aerial delivery of payloads without landing. Pipistrel is also involved in a EU program to develop a hydrogen powered 19-passenger shuttle. Pipistrel Cargo Aircraft Pipistrel are currently working on/with two unique cargo
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18
Apr

Newsletter 125 – April 2020

Newsletter 125 April2020 Pipistrel helps secure 100,000 masks from China The European-based Slovenian/Italian aircraft manufacturer, Pipistrel has helped secure a donation of 100,000 medical face masks from China through its Pipistrel Asia-Pacific subsidiary and the city of Jurong where it is located. A total of 30,000 medical masks and 300 thermometers, donated by Jurong, were symbolically handed over in Ljubljana
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