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Several prominent persons from public life trust Pipistrel Aircraft.
Several prominent persons from public life trust Pipistrel Aircraft.

You can also check achievements and awards, claimed by our aircraft.


1.) OWNERS OF PIPISTREL AIRCRAFT

Matevž Lenarčič
Extreme pilot and adventurist who flew around the world twice with two different Pipistrel aircraft, flew over the top of Mt. Everest, over the North Pole and landed in the Antarctic.
For his achievements he won the title of "Aviator of the Year" for the year 2013.
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Sergio Lins Andrade
One of the most influential Brazillian businessman, President and Executive Director of Grupo Andrade Gutierrez S/A.
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grupo_Andrade_Gutierrez
Sinus & Taurus owner. In fact, he was the first Sinus owner in Brazil!

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Mr. George Gavrilović
owner of the famous brand of meat products Gavrilović, has a Pipistrel Sinus and a Pipistrel Virus SW, which is the most equipped UL in this part of Europe.

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Steve Morse
the guitar player of the group Deep Purple, owns a Pipistrel Sinus and a Pipistrel Apis

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Soichiro Fukutake
Japanese businessman, Sinus owner
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Mr. Fukutake is a billionare, #854 in the Forbes world billionaires list and #18 richest person in Japan.
Soichiro Fukutake runs Benesse Holdings, which owns leading exam-prep schools, Berlitz language schools, correspondence courses and more than 200 nursing homes. Benesse is expanding schools in China, Taiwan and Korea. Fukutake also chairs and helped fund an R&D outfit called Sim-Drive which is developing new motor designs for electric vehicles.
He owns Benesse Art Site, an art park on a group of islands in Japan's Inland Sea featuring top contemporary artists and a museum designed by Tadao Andoh.

Mr. Fukutake lives in Japan and New Zealand.


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Mr. Giorgio Perfetti,
the third largest confectionery manufacturer in the world and owner of brands such as Brooklyn, Chlormint, Chupa Chups, Happydent, Mentos, Golia, Vivident, Big Babol etc.
Giorgio Perfetti

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Klaus Ohlmann, german glider pilot who has established 36 world records approved by FAI and the first glider pilot to fly over Mount Everest.
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2.) VISITORS AT THE PIPISTREL FACTORY

Larry Page,
the founder and co-owner of Google, visited Pipistrel in 2009 with his spouse Lucinda.

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Joseph Borrell,
the president of the European Parliament, visited Pipistrel in February 2007 together with several members of European parliament,
among them Lojze Peterle.


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Joe Sutter,
the constructor of Boeing 747, visited Pipistrel in July 2006 to have a look at the production facility and a talk with the Pipistrel engineers.

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His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah Bin Al Hussein of Jordan and HRH Princess Basmah Hamzah
princes of jordan

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Janez Janša,
at the time the prime minister of the Republic of Slovenia, together with the members of Slovene government, visited Pipistrel in April 2006.

Mr. Janez Janša, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia,
Mr. Andrej Vizjak, the Minister of the Economy, 
Mrs. Nika Dolinar, head of the Prime Minister's office,
Mag. Katja Lautar, the counsel of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister's office,
Mr. Valentin Hajdinjak, Press Officer of the Government , Prime Minister's office,
Mrs. Lejla Kogej, Public Relations, minister of the economy office,
Mrs. Eva Irgl, member of the Parliament of the Republic of Slovenia

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Lojze Peterle,
member of EU Parliament and the first Prime Minister of Slovenia, surprised his friend Tone Krkovič for his 50th birthday with a visit to Pipistrel and a flight.
Krkovič was the head of 1st special brigade MORIS and the General who briefed the 1st Slovenian President Mr Milan Kučan on Declaration of Independecy of Slovenia on 26 June 1991.

 

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The president of Guatemala and members of his goverment admired the Pipistrel aircraft during the Euro Expo show in 2008.
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3.) OTHER IMPORTANT GUESTS AND EVENTS

Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II and His Royal Higness Duke of Edinburgh
Pipistrel CEO Ivo Boscarol had the honour to meet Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II during an official lunch event on 22 October 2008.

 

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Scale model of Pipistrel's Taurus G4 permanently on display in ICAO's main hall
The International Civil Aviation Organization - ICAO - hung a scale model of Pipistrel's Taurus G4 in their headquarters in Montreal, Canada. The scale 1:4 model of Pipistrel's aircraft Taurus G4 now hangs in a striking location in the central hall of the ICAO seat - 15 metres above the ground, suspended from 30m long ropes. 

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More about this HERE.

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An important reference of ours is also Aerial Photography.
Please check http://www.pipistrel.si/extras/misc/aerial-photography


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