The basic and the specialized courses
The freely accessible part of the Pipistrel Online training system enabled flight training, simulations and practice of orientation for Pipistrel aircraft. All this is freely accessible on the website http://www.pipistrel-online.com/, to everybody, anywhere and anytime. The user creates his/her profile and all he needs for practice is a computer device (PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone) with Internet connection. In the free DEMO online course Pipistrel Online offers an example of its approach to gaining theoretical knowledge with lessons on the correct landing of the ALPHA Trainer, variable-pitch propeller and other chapters.
The user gradually follows the lessons. Along with the text there are many images, detailed schemes and videos of the correct procedure available. The user can also access the X-plane 10 simulator for the ALPHA Trainer and SkyDemon navigation profile for the ALPHA and VIRUS aircraft. Advanced user can further their knowledge with payable courses, especially adapted for individual Pipistrel aircraft (Alpha, Virus) and Rotax engines.
A step ahead of Airbus?
Pipistrel Online received a lot of attention at the AERO Expo in Friedrichshafen 2015, especially the flight simulator. For comparison: Since 2014 Airbus has had an ACE (Airbus Cockpit Experience trainer) for professional pilots who want the first experience of a wide-body A350 XWB. Their simulator includes an interactive cockpit with virtual guidance and detailed explanation of all crucial parts of the aircraft. It is intended exclusively for experienced pilots to experience the new plane, in the development of which the company invested 14 billion USD.
On the contrary the Pipistrel Online program is available to everyone, even those who are just considering starting to fly. With the knowledge gained in the DEMO course and the program everyone can try out flying the simulator. It is adapted for the ALPHA Trainer aircraft, which is already widely used by flight schools all over the world and is fast becoming the standard aircraft for flight training.