Michael Coates

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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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15
Apr

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
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10
Apr

Newsletter 123 – March 2020

Newsletter 123 March 2020 Pipistrel USA Service Centre Growth Californian based, USAEROCLUB graduated another group of aviation mechanics who completed the FAA accepted maintenance courses for LSA aircraft through rainbow aviation. This brings the number of qualified LSA mechanics working exclusively on Pipistrel aircraft to more than 10 in California alone. These new mechanics are required to support and service
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20
Feb

Newsletter 122 – February 2020

Newsletter 122 February 2020 Electric Aircraft Production in Australia a possibility Adelaide company Eyre to There Aviation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Pipistrel to build Alpha Electro aircraft in Australia. The announcement made yesterday said the company would be the first electric aircraft manufacturer to be based in this country, with plans to build up to 100 aircraft
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18
Feb

Newsletter 121 – February 2020

Newsletter 121 January 2020 SSA (Soaring Society of America) Convention The Soaring Society of America convention starts in just a few days time. February 20-22 at the Little Rock (Arkansas) Convention Centre. This is a great event with a large number of very educational speakers and some great displays. Pipistrel USA will have the TAURUS Electro aircraft on display at
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2
Dec

Newsletter 120 – November 2019

Newsletter 120 November 2019 Pipistrel aircraft owners support website Way back in 2003 we started a support website on Yahoo groups. The idea of this support website was that owners of Pipistrel aircraft or people that were interested in finding out more about Pipistrel aircraft could join the site, share information and ask questions. The operation of this site was
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21
Aug

Newsletter 119 – August 2019

Newsletter 119 August 2019 "Pipistrel's to Parkes" - AirVenture in Australia Following on from our recent success at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, our attention now turns to AirVenture Australia, this year, being held in the central New South Wales town of Parkes at the Parkes Regional Airport (YPKS) from September 20-22, 2019. This event is unique in Australian Aviation and
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15
Jul

Newsletter 118 – July 2019

Newsletter 118 July 2019 Pipistrel ALPHA trainer aircraft drafted into USAF Training Program The Pipistrel ALPHA trainer aircraft has been successfully used to train Future Air Force Pilots in the Aviation-Character-Education (A.C.E.) Solo Flight Program. The U.S. Air Force has selected Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum in Compton, CA and US Aeroclub in Fullerton, CA as the primary contractors for its Aviation-Character-Education
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