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efficiency by design


100 hp

Max Cruise

133 ktas

Max Altitude

18,000 ft

Max Range

625 nm

Useful Load

573 lb
(260 kg)

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Velis Club offers exceptional two-seat versatility. As a high-performance aircraft with a constant speed propeller and heavy duty landing gear, it provides an ideal platform for flight training, touring and glider towing capability.

The Velis Club is one of three aircraft that make up the Velis family. Complementing the Velis Electro and Explorer perfectly as part of the Velis training system, the Velis Club covers all areas of basic and advanced pilot training under VFR conditions. Its ability to absorb the hardest landings on tarmac or grass supplements its impressive list of attributes. It is well suited for intentional spins and UPRT training in addition to glider towing capability.

cost efficient

Combining proven airframe and engine designs with the simplicity and durability required of a club aircraft, the Velis Club is not only capable but affordable. The outstanding aerodynamic efficiencies and robust, lightweight structure provide superior performance with low fuel consumption and low environmental impact. The Club, as part of the Velis family, is designed to lower the cost of flying while providing industry-leading levels of capability.

why velis club?

Safety Features
  • EASA CS-LSA certified and fully approved for Day VFR operations, intentional spins and grass runway operations.
  • Equipped with an optional ballistic parachute rescue system offering peace of mind.
  • Proven track record training thousands of pilots across the world with a strong, robust design.
  • Low cost to purchase and operate.
  • Versatility in one design with capability for glider towing.
  • Belongs to the Velis family, which provides a range of aircraft to meet all your training needs.
Technical Data Pipistrel Velis Club

VELIS CLUB: the most versatile type-certified two-seat aircraft

The perfect combination of affordability, efficiency and performance.

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The Velis Club suits a wide range of uses from basic flight instruction, to glider towing, and long-range cross-country flying with unbeatable performance.
The Club is the essential element of the Velis Training System, complementing the Velis Electro and the Velis VR simulator to cover all the areas of basic and advanced pilot training. The exceptional outside visibility, together with the simple and reliable avionics suite, is ideal for pilots learning the fundamentals of VFR flying. Its heavy-duty landing gear is able to absorb even the hardest of the landings and permits routine operations from grass runways. Approved for intentional spins, the Velis Club is also perfectly suited for advanced UPRT training.

The constant-speed variable-pitch propeller brings faster cruise speeds and better fuel economy. Flying at up to 132 KTAS and offering more than 1000 km of range, this fast high-performance cruiser is a fantastic aeroplane for cross-country flying.

The Velis Club is also approved for glider towing with the addition of the optional glider tow hook.


The Velis Club, as an EASA type-certified aircraft, has demonstrated safety levels required by the CS-LSA regulation by successfully passing all the qualification tests. The Rotax 912 S3 engine, also EASA certified, is a proven powerplant with a vast operational history.
Based on the excellent safety characteristics of their already certified predecessors Virus SW 121 and Velis Electro, the Velis Club incorporates additional features that enhance safety beyond what certification requires, such as the multi-sensory-path stall warning system, intentional spin approval, and the Ballistic Parachute Recovery System.

The stall warning system is based on true angle of attack measurement and consists of haptic stick vibration to the pilot’s stick, an audible alarm to the headset, and a cockpit acoustic alert.

The Ballistic Parachute Rescue System by Galaxy GRS can be installed as optional equipment. The system is conceived as a second chance beyond what is required by the certification standard, and should be used when all other solutions are ineffective.

Cost Efficiency

The Velis Club combines the proven airframe and engine of the Virus SW 121 with the simplicity and durability of a club aeroplane, which can also be used for pilot training. The outstanding aerodynamic efficiency and robust lightweight structure of the Velis Club result in a high-performance aircraft with low fuel consumption, low cost, and low environmental footprint. Optional equipment like baggage compartment, ballistic rescue system, wheel fairings, and more, let the customizable Velis Club adapt to your budget.

Contact a Pipistrel representative to learn more about how the Velis Club can lower the cost of flying in your organization.

Technical Data Pipistrel Velis Club
ENGINERotax 912 S3, EASA certified engine
max take-off power (with 2 carburetors)100 hp (73.5 kW)
PROPELLER2-blade Hydraulic constant-speed MTV-33-1-A/170-200 EASA certified
length6.40 m (21.0 ft)
wingspan10.70 m (35.10 ft)
height2.06 m (6.75 ft)
wing area9.51 m2 (102.4 ft2)
positive flaps0°, +9.5°, +20°; marked (0), (+1), (+2) respectively
negative flaps-5°; marked as (-)
design empty weight340 kg (750 lb)
max take-off weight (MTOW)600 kg (1323 lb)
design useful load260 kg (573 lb)
max baggage weight25 kg (55 lb)
fuel tanks capacity2 x 50 l
useful fuel2 x 49.5 l
never exceed speed, VNE163 KTAS
max structural cruising speed, except in smooth air, VNO120 KIAS
max operating manoeuvring speed, VA100 KIAS
max flaps extended speed, VFE81 KIAS
max airbrakes extended speed, VAE100 KIAS
stall speed with flaps, VS047 KCAS
stall speed without flaps, VS53 KTAS
towing limitationsglider up to 600 kg, to meet 500 m total take-off distance (over 15 m obstacle)
best climb speed78 KIAS
max climb rate5.33 m/s (1050 ft/min)
take off distance at SL160 m (525 ft)
take off distance over 15 m obstacle at SL320 m (1,050 ft)
maximum take-off altitude3048 m (10,000 ft) MSL
maximum operating altitude5486 m (18,000 ft) MSL
permitted fuelAVGAS, MOGAS or car fuel (min RON 95; EN228 Premium or Premium plus with max. 10% Ethanol)
fuel consumption at 2000 ft.75% PWR cruise speed 18.4 l/h (4.86 gal/h)
endurance @4000 ft., 65 % power)5 h 33 min (+30 min reserve)
range distance(+ 30 min reserve, @4000 ft., 65 % power) 1189 km (642 nmi)
noise level (ICAO Annex 16, Chapter 10)70 dB(A) (measured)
flight load factor limits+4.0 g, -2.0 g

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