Time flies faster than Pipistrel aircraft - and here is #900!

Pipistrel is proud to announce the completion of aircraft no.900 from the Sinus/Virus family. 
The previous jubilee aircraft (no.800) was produced less than a year ago and again here is the occasion for the entire team to take a group photo next to the aircraft, as has become almost a tradition by now.

Fotografiranje ob letalu št 900 majhna
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This very special Virus SW has the best of everything, is beautifully finished and is headed to Dr. Vini Khurana, a leading brain and spine surgeon in Australia. Dr. Khurana hopes to volunteer his skills as a surgeon and pilot to one day fly medical teams to people in need, and particularly those in remote locations.
He said:
"Dear Pipistrel CEO, thank you for gracing this planet-home of ours with your humble genius. What a magnificent company you and your team have nurtured and patiently watched flourish. Future eco-aviation is your legacy. The photo of you and your Pipistrel team around my Virus SW plane, Artemis (S/N 900), that dear Tadej and Michael just sent me, has left me speechless in awe. It reflects the tender but solid meticulous care upon which every aspect of Pipistrel has surely been founded. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so very much looking forward to the future and to the skies.
Warmest regards from Australia,
Vini.
"

The aircraft no. 900 from the Sinus/Virus family, which the new owner nicknamed "Artemis", will proudly join the entire fleet of Pipistrel aircraft produced in almost 30 years. Together with the other models ( Taurus, Taurus Electro, Type-certified SW 121, the line of aircraft for Indian Army-Garud and Apis Bee)  the total sum of aircraft produced is now approaching 1500 aircraft worldwide!



We are happy to combine this news with an announcement of another milestone:

the first ever aircraft certified in India in the LSA category is our Pipistrel Sinus 912! It is a part of the WE! Expedition project - the world’s first circumnavigation by two Indian women pilots in a motorglider - the Sinus 912, called "Mahi".
We would like to thank and congratulate the WE! Expedition team who validated the certificate and contributed to this big achievement.
Mahi AudreyAmy
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The mission is called WE! ("Women Empower") is not just about flying around the world - first an foremost it is dedicated to raising awareness about the situation and equality of women in society - the ladies will be the first female pilots to circumnavigate the world in an ultralight plane. more information about the project HERE.





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