Ivo Boscarol receives FAI Paul Tissandier Diploma

Ivo Boscarol, GM of Pipistrel, was awarded the FAI Paul Tissandier Diploma from the hands of Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti, President of Aeronautical Association of Slovenia.
As a part of Veteran Pilot's Get-together at Ajdovščina Airfield, Mr Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti presented Mr Ivo Boscarol with the FAI Paul Tissandier Diploma.


This Diploma, established by the FAI in 1952, is named after Mr. Paul Tissandier, Secretary General of FAI from 1919 to 1945. It shall be awarded to those who have served the cause of Aviation in general and Sporting Aviation in particular, by their work, initiative, devotion or in other ways.

Honored by the reception, Ivo Boscarol promised, that he will treasure this award and keep it in a special place. Indeed, the very next day the award was placed in Pipistrel's showcase at 1st floor of administrative block at Pipistrel Headquarters.
The FAI Paul Tissandier Diploma was presented to Ivo Boscarol on the occasion of Veteran Pilots Get-together at Ajdovščina airfield. Aeroclub Josip Križaj Ajdovščina, which is one of two aeroclub residing at Ajdovščina airfield (LJAJ), where Pipistrel has its premises, honored Veteran Pilots with a 1st ever Country-wide get-together.

The celebration included keynote adresses (in order of appearance): Mr Vladimir Makorič, president of Aeroclub JK Ajdovščina, Mr Marjan Poljšak, mayor of Ajdovščina, Mr Lojze Peterle, Member of EU Parliament, Mr Edvard Lorencon, oldest active pilot in Slovenia, Mr Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti, President of Aeronautical Association of Slovenia, Mr Ivo Boscarol, GM of Pipistrel and Ms Eva Irgl, Member of SI Parliament.

Lojze Peterle

Marjan Poljšak (white shirt), (towards right) Eva Irgl, Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti

After the official part of the ceremony, everybody was invided to take a guided tour of Pipistrel factory premises. Approximately 1000 people were guided through the production and flight test facilities and they were able to aks employees about what they do and how production is conducted at Pipistrel. Then, flight displayes wowed the crowd. 


Ivo Boscarol was flying the replica of EDA V, the first ever Slovenian aircraft to fly (constructor & pilot Edvard Rusjan in 1909), Pipistrel's Franci Popit, Head of R&D, flew the Taurus, Tine Tomažič and Matej Fučka from the Flight test department flew in 3-ship Virus formation, led by instructor and former military pilot Valter Faganelj, Stojan Stokelj, Head of Flight school at Ajdovscina airfield showed-off one of the few remaining Aero 145s, Edvard Lorencon flew with his home-built KR2, Bojan Sajovic and Peter Žvab flew Pipistrel Trikes, Benjamin Ličer performed a master aerobatic display in (almost) old-timer Zlin 526 Aerobat. Meanwhile, RC model aircraft and their pilots of Aeroclub JK Ajdovščina entertained the crowd.

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