Panthera is going to AERO Expo - by air!

The revolutionary new aircraft, Pipistrel Panthera is flying over the Alps to be displayed at AERO Friedrichshafen fair.

By flying the Panthera over the Alps to AERO 2013, Pipistrel will celebrate the success of achieving the first flight of Panthera. So less than a month after the first flight and less than 12 months from the first public presentation at AERO 2012, the Panthera will revisit the fair – by air!

This morning the Panthera took off from airfield in Ajdovščina:
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About an hour and a half later, at 12:55 local time, she landed successfully at the airport in Friedrichshafen, at the expo area:
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Welcoming aviation enthusiasts and passionate pilots from all over the world, the Panthera will be displayed on external grounds next to hall A2 for the full duration of the show. The design team members and the test pilots will be available by the aircraft throughout the expo to answer all your questions. You are warmly welcome to visit us at the expo area and have a look at the Panthera yourself!


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About the aircraft:
Panthera is a revolutionary 4-seat General Aviation aeroplane, capable of flying 4 people for 1000 NM, cruising at 200 kts, burning only 10 gallons of fuel per hour. With full composite construction with titanium retractable undercarriage, enhanced comfort and parachute rescue system standard, Panthera can be equipped with the conventional, hybrid, or all electric propulsion system.

Pipistrel, founded in 1987, is an award winning aircraft producer and 2012 Collier-prize nominee with a wide range of products, from single and two-seat self-launching gliders, light-sport trainers, motorgliders, high-performance two-seat cruisers to the revolutionary four-seat Part-23 certified Panthera. Pipistrel was first to fly both a 2-seat and 4-seat electric aircraft and was the winner of all three NASA Challenges for energy efficient aeroplanes.

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