Newsletter 96 – July 2017

Like every year Pipistrel welcomes you on our booth at AirVenture!

24-30 July 2017

In the same location as last year, which is sites 86 and 87, just inside the main public entrance on the right-hand side.


Our full team of dealers from across the USA and many visiting international distributors are in attendance throughout the event. A team of Pipistrel Factory Representatives from Slovenia are also present and supporting the local dealers.

Aircraft on display are the Pipistrel Taurus, the Pipistrel Sinus MAX in Tail-wheel configuration, the Pipistrel Virus SW fitted out for the IFR operations and…
And what’s new and special?



The ALPHA ELECTRO! – not just one, but TWO of them!

This is the first time these new electric aircraft aimed directly at the flight training market are seen in the USA. The Pipistrel ALPHA Electro aircraft is extremely popular with a number of dignitaries and media already confirming their visit to our site to see the technology incorporated in these world-leading electric airplanes.

Also on display are the USA-manufactured Pipistrel aircraft trailers. These new trailers are fitted out as mobile hangars to protect your aircraft when you are not flying. Imagine the savings on hangar costs! Some models even have air conditioning and sleeping on board.


FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visited GAMA booth and had the occasion to familiarize with the Pipistrel Alpha Electro. He did not expect such a level of development and maturity of the project, and had an enthusiastic reaction. He confirmed FAA’s full support to hybrid and electric propulsion.






US dealer Michael Coates and Flight Test Engineer Paolo Romagnolli attended the CAFE Foundation Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) 2017.

Michael had a speech “Certification for Electric Aircraft in the LSA category” and Paolo spoke about “Flight-testing of Unconventionally Powered Aircraft”