Newsletter 124 – April 2020

Newsletter 124 April2020

Important Coronavirus (Covid-19) news from Pipistrel

The world is a different place today than it was last month, and the month before that. Pipistrel is operating at around 85% production in both Slovenia and Italy and we are very fortunate to have a young team in engineering and production, who so far have managed to dodge illness created from Covid-19. Some parts of the world, however, are not as fortunate and remain on full lockdown.

The team at Pipistrel understands that ongoing aviation education and safety relies on continuous training and learning. Even when most countries are on extended lockdown there are still opportunities to further your knowledge base and gain additional skills as a pilot.

Pipistrel has some fantastic resources available online which include many courses that not only feature Pipistrel aircraft but will also guide you through understanding Rotax engines and other equipment which is used in the Pipistrel fleet.

Normally these online courses are supplied at a cost.  Individual courses are €147.30 for 14-days access or €247.30 for a permanent subscription.

Pipistrel has decided to provide FREE, open access to all training courses during the current period of world-wide enforced isolation.

All Pipistrel Academy Computer Based Training Courses are available free-of-charge to anybody, for the next three months. Courses can be accessed from anywhere in the world, with your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

Pipistrel hopes this opportunity will also motivate non-flying pilots as well as student pilots and flight instructors to stay connected to their passion and learn more every day.

Anybody, whether a student pilot, pilot, flight instructor or aviation enthusiast, flying clubs, flight schools, even high school students can apply and join the online course, free-of-charge for a period of 3 months, ending June 2020.

Courses which are available, completely free of charge, from today include

  • Pipistrel ALPHA Electro, the only certified electric training aircraft in serial production anywhere in the world
  • Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer aircraft in UL/LSA/BCAR configurations
  • Pipistrel Virus SW and SWiS in UL/LSA configurations
  • Pipistrel Virus SW 121 model, EASA certified

To register and begin learning about Pipistrel aircraft and flying in general please register for your online course at

Click   “Create new account”,   follow the registration instructions and select the online course  you are interested in by using the Enrollment key:    FlyPipistrel

And as the best information is always at the end….

Here it is:  Anyone who successfully finishes an on-line training course will receive a voucher for a free demo flight in one of our aircraft at your closest Pipistrel distributor’s location all over the World, valid until the end of September 2020.

We hope that Pipistrel’s contribution to the global pilot community will help pilots to keep safe, remain knowledgeable, and invest their time in lockdown during the Covid-19 crisis in training, so that they can enjoy flying even more when the current restrictions are eased.