Last weekend (12-13 September), Pipistrel participated in the only fly-in for aircraft with electric and hybrid propulsion in Europe. The Electrifly-In Switzerland, eTrophy and Symposium, previously known as Smartflyer-challenge, gathered several electric aircraft, including three Pipistrel Velis Electro, at Grenchen Regional Airport in Switzerland.

The presence of the growing fleet of Velis Electro would not have been possible without our Swiss distributor AlpinAirPlanes GmbH, who also included the aeroplane that broke several World records in an amazing flight at the beginning of September. Part of the Elektroweltrekordflug team was also present at the Electrifly-In, sharing their experience during their adventure.

GreenMotion, our partner for electric charger technology, was also present showing their innovative products.

The fleet of Velis Electros flew through the entire weekend, taking many enthusiasts on their first electric flight. Among the special guests, we were honoured to have onboard the legendary aviator Mr Bertrand Piccard, and the world-renowned skier Mrs Dominique Gisin.

Pipistrel appreciates the initiatives which help to spread the idea of clean electric aviation, and hopes to be present at many more such electric fly-ins around the world soon.

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Photos: Markus A. Jegerlehner / fotojeger gmbh