Tue, Jan 08, 2013
First European Ultralight To Receive The Approval From The CAA
Pipistrel is officially flying the first European Ultralight aircraft certified for Night Flight in Poland, the Alpha Trainer. The company says the approval is due in large part to the efforts of its Polish distributor, Mr Krzysztof Bedkowski, and what the company says is an "excellent" relationship with the CAA of Poland.
"We are proud that our Alpha Trainer is the first ultralight aircraft certified to fly in Poland under Night-VFR conditions," said Pipistrel's CEO Ivo Boscarol. "Night VFR gives Pipistrel Alpha Trainer owners the possibility to keep flying even when winter time shortens the sunshine hours. Flight schools also benefit (from) extended operating time with the Alpha, which is the most cost effective trainer for Night VFR operations."
"With the Alpha, pilots can enjoy the beauty of flying over illuminated cities and over countryside under full moon," said Krzysztof Bedkowski, director or Skydream and Pipistrel distributor in Poland. "We are committed to collaborate with Polish Aviation Authorities to obtain the Night VFR certificate for the Pipistrel Virus SW and eventually for other Pipistrel models."
The Pipistrel Alpha Trainer is a two-seat composite aircraft, powered by the Rotax 912 80 HP engine, burning only 2.5 US gallons per hour of fuel on a typical flight. The most popular LSA variant is produced in Italy, but also available is the Microlight/Ultralight model which is made in Slovenia. Alpha Trainer ships is one “full-equipment” configuration, which includes Radio, Transponder, GPS, Ballistic Parachute Rescue System, specially developed Analog/Digital instruments, extra strong landing gear, external lights and more.
(Photo by Lukasz Bera provided by Pipistrel)
In Fond Remembrance Of My Dear Vicki, Five Years Since Her Loss Hi Folks... In the last five years, you and I have been through a lot. We've watched the fortunes of the aviation wo>[...]
A Bit Of History Lovingly Restored To The Sport Aviation World ANN's Michael Maya Charles had to search around at EAA AirVenture 2014 to find this story. The Aeroplane Factory buil>[...]
International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians The International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians (IFFR) is a group of Rotarians dedicated to promoting Rotary and aviation as an opport>[...]
Used by ATC to direct aircraft to intervening fixes between the en route structure and the initial approach fix.>[...]
"We pause to remember the life and legacy of an American hero. Bernie's life is an inspiration to those who met him and to all Airmen who will continue to hear his story. Source: C>[...]