Do you want to buy Pipistrel aircraft for your flight school?

Pipistrel Academy is Pipistrel’s Complete Training System for flight schools. Pipistrel fleet is the choice for flight schools that aim to be profitable while producing great pilots.

Profitability and great training experience is based on four differentiators: Performance, Economics, User Experience and Training system.


Pipistrel is a great performing aircraft due to great aerodynamics and low mass. These aircraft are fast and climb great.

This means that the aircraft reaches the traffic pattern altitude or practice area sooner, giving more productive learning time for the student. It enables the use of airfields and airstrips further away from home base, with the same sortie duration.

Performance also means safety. The student with application of power can fly out of almost any mistake on landing or other phase of flight. Due to great aerodynamics and low empty mass the stall and spin characteristics are benign.

The training experience for the student pilot is much better, because the aircraft has a very wide range of useable airspeeds. It can fly slow and it can fly very fast. This teaches the student the correct pitch-power-trim procedures and energy management and prepares him well for other 21st century aircraft.

Due to performance Pipistrel aircraft thrive in mountains terrain and hot-high operations.


Pipistrel is an economic aircraft to operate, due to the fact that it delivers great performance with low horsepower. This has a huge follow on effects for flight school economics.

Due to low mass, Pipistrel aircraft offer unprecedented payload. Not only that it enables the aircraft to be legal, it also has big operational advantages. For example, a Virus 121 with a 100 hp Rotax 912 burns 15 liters per hour and has a capacity of 100 liters. A very active flight school can count on one refuelling cycle per day. This means less time lost and less energy expanded.

The low mass of the aircraft also means that aircraft handling in and out of hangars is much easier. If operating a fleet of Virus/Sinus/ALPHA trainers hangar space can be used extremely effectively. Due to the high-wing-T-tail arrangements the Pipistrels can be stored in a hangar like no other aircraft.

The key aspect for a flight school is that great performance at low horsepower which the student and instructor enjoy in the air also indirectly and greatly reduces the effort and therefore cost required by the flight school on the ground.

Due to the performance and equipment of the aircraft they are also very versatile, sometimes one aircraft covering the learning curve scope of one or more trainer types.

User experience

Pipistrel offers unprecedented user experience. It is based on always being on the cutting edge of technology. Pipistrel fleet in a flight school will attract individuals who drive electric cars, have an electronic and connected lifestyle.

The technological level of Pipistrel aircraft is a statement and attraction that will also transfer to your flight school.

Furthermore, most of the new advances that Pipistrel makes, can be retrofitted to your aircraft meaning that an individual aircraft will always remain young and modern. It can always remain desirable.

Pipistrel also puts emphasis on the user experience of students and instructors. From the larger flight instruments numbers displayed on the ALPHA Trainers for mature, farsighted students, to easy cockpit entry for less agile students to a very cool cockpit keeping out the sun heat with tinted transparencies – Pipistrel makes training on and instructing on these aircraft a pleasure.


Pipistrel supports flights school by proving the most complete training system in the light aircraft industry.

It is composed of the following elements:

– e-learning at

These is advanced, interactive study materials that you can study at any time or any place, saving your precious time. They are written directly by Pipistrel test pilots, instructor pilots and engineers.

Each flight school can opt for a contract, providing attractive pricing, therefore not only solving a problem, but making money at the same time. The instructors can supervise the progress of their students.

– VR simulators

Pipistrel was the first company that introduced flight simulators with VR goggles. This technology provide advanced and immersive training experienced and most serious flight schools using Pipistrel aircraft have an VR simulator.

It can download basic flying to the simulator meaning higher motivation of the students. It can be used for basic flying, traffic pattern work is great for crosswind practice and emergency procedures.

– Training programs and methods

For start-up schools we offer a turn-key service with Pipistrel Academy Lab staff. This includes registration of your flight school with all the relevant Training and Operational manuals tailored for training on Pipistrel aircraft.

We offer instructor retraining and transition courses. We offer quality control and assurance.

Pipistrel is there for you after the sale to maintain your operation safe and profitable.

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