HAWK’s Pipistrel Virus
Courtesy & © Trevor RundHAWK acquired the Pipistrel Virus to provide another entry point for student pilots and to provide all students with the perspective of flying without power. With a glider, as with a balloon, students are able to obtain a certificate earlier. Training in a glider also gives pilots confidence when challenged with loss of power in a standard fixed wing aircraft. For these reasons and more the Pipistrel Virus provides great experience for a career in aviation.
Whelan, Bob, What all pilots can learn from glider flying, AirFacts Journal, Sportsman’s Market, Inc., Sept. 29, 2016 https://airfactsjournal.com/2016/09/all-pilots-learn-glider-flying/
Pipistrel organized a maintenance type training for Velis Electro for Part-66 licenced aircraft mechanics, Pipistrel Group, https://www.pipistrel-aircraft.com/pipistrel-hosts-a-seminar-on-certified-electric-aircraft-maintenance-for-aircraft-mechanics/