On 7. July a sudden, relentless illness took away Mr. Fabrizio Cerboneschi, one of the pioneers of ultralight flight in Italy and abroad, one of our best distributors since the beginning and a personal friend of more than 30 years.

Pipistrel owes him a lot. He had always been associated with the world of Pipistrel and helped us take the first steps towards international brand recognition. With his help, Italy was the first country which enabled Pipistrel to begin with international export form the former Yugoslavia. He made an enormous contribution to our success by promoting Pipistrel on the earliest air shows and fly-ins. He helped us to make connections with important customers and he launched the earliest ideas on how to improve the design of Pipistrel trikes.

Not just Pipistrel, but the entire world of alternative aviation lost a role model who helped to create it by his contribution to the development and refinement of airplanes.
We lost an esteemed professional colleague and a fantastic friend. Dear Fabrizio, fly high! Thank you for everything that you did for us. We will always remember you.
Our condolences go to his family and loved ones, and to the rest of Pipistrel Team Italia.

Ivo and the Pipistrel team