The story of Mr. George Powers (USA), first finishing Pipistrel kit builder.
It is with a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction after many years of working on the release of the Pipistrel Sinus and Virus KIT aircraft that we are now happy to announce the first successful flight by our first finishing-kit-builder Mr. George Powers from the USA. Mr. Powers sent us many photos of the first kit-built Pipistrel Sinus. This is the story about its maiden flight.
Wearing his favorite Snoopy scarf for good luck George first took to the skies on November 17 and after a series of uneventful circuits returned to the airport with a smile that made him forget it was only around 2°F (-17 °C).
Congratulations George, we at Pipistrel are all very proud of your success and we look forward to hearing more about your adventures in a near future. We are positive that your new Sinus will bring you many pleasurable hours in the air in 2009 and beyond!
Snoopy scarf for good luck, George completed the first flights of a customer built kit Sinus.
George and his kit-built Sinus:
Before the flight:
And up we go!