Newsletter 81 – Oshkosh 2015

EAA Airventure over for another year.

Another year has come and gone and EAA AirVenture was again a huge success. Perfect weather without the usual storms made the event one of the best in recent years, attendance at the show was also in my opinion better than it had been in past years with a large number of visitors there to get information about aircraft rather than just ‘kick the tires’.

As usual, our full Pipistrel team was in attendance and they had a great time talking to all of our customers. Some new dealer areas were opened up and our team is growing bigger each year. Pipistrel also sent a couple of representatives from the factory and these guys were kept busy with questions from our owners regarding ongoing maintenance, kit builders asking for tips and tricks when building their aircraft as well as the usual Rotax questions. Both factory representatives were kept busy from start to finish which is great news.

Sales were also very encouraging with a number of deposit paid orders being placed at the show and now our customers eagerly await delivery of their new aircraft.

Speaking of orders we still have our Oshkosh special continuing until Sunday midnight.

The Oshkosh special includes free shipping from the factory in Europe through to the delivery location in the USA, this is a genuine saving of around $5,000 and is one of the best promotions I have seen in a number of years.

Already, a number of orders have benefited from this outstanding discount and there is still time left to place your order provided we receive your deposit by Sunday midnight 9th August 2015. Delivery of new orders can be as quick as four months or you can extend delivery until spring or summer of next year to avoid worrying about storage and delivery over the cold winter months.

We currently have 1 Pipistrel ALPHA trainer aircraft in stock for immediate delivery and another 2 only 3 weeks away at an unbelievable price based on the best exchange rates we have seen in years. Imagine owning a brand new Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer fully equipped for around $85,000 !

Our team at Oshkosh 2015

Rand Vollmer Pipistrel USA Dealer of the Year.

Every year we step back and take a look at our dealer network and reward our dealers who are providing exceptional service to our customers not only during the sale but also after delivery with training and maintenance assistance.

This year it was my pleasure to award our Florida through to Texas dealer Rand Vollmer with the Pipistrel USA dealer of the year award.

Receiving this annual award is really fantastic recognition that Rand and his team of promotors are doing more than just selling aircraft, they are there to support owners through the delivery and into future ownership. Well done Rand and your team with your success this year.

We also welcome long time promotor Paul Randall who is taking over an area in the central North of the USA and also Harrison Freer who started off as just a promoter but is now looking after the Northeast region.

Take care, Michael Coates.