TRAINING AIRCRAFT WE USE
So What is a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) and can it b used for training?
US AeroClub O41 only employs state of the art machines! Our Pipistrel aircraft are straight from the manufacturer and kept at a high state of repair through our meticulous maintenance programs. We believe the era of flying 40 or 50-year-old training airplanes is over, and are here to offer the next generation aviation experience! New technologies and modern training techniques are at the core of our growing fleet.
All Pipistrel aircraft are equipped with Ballistic Parachute Rescue Systems to add an extra layer of safety during emergency situations!
PIPISTREL ALPHA TRAINER
The Pipistrel Alpha Trainer is a true next-generation training plane. This safe, robust, and technologically advanced aircraft allows for the best flight training experience available today. With its sleek design and composite material structure, the Pipistrel Alpha is strong and aerodynamically clean. Combined with its highly efficient Rotax 912 engine, these characteristics make for a fast and capable plane with respectable cruise speeds and low fuel consumption. Our models are of the newest generation, delivered in 2018/2019. We currently offer training in the regular version or the high tech glass cockpit model with autopilot.
- ENGINE: Rotax 912 UL2
- RATED POWER: 80 Hp @ 5800 RPM
- MTOW: 1212 Lbs
- CRUISE SPEED @ 75% PWR: 108 Knots
- STALL SPEED VSo: 37 Knots
- AVERAGE FUEL BURN: 3.6 GPH
- BEST GLIDE RATIO: 17 : 1
- PAYLOAD WITH FULL FUEL: 518 Lbs
- MAX CLIMB RATE: 1220 FPM
The Alpha Trainer is powered by the current generation Rotax 912 Aircraft Engine. Rotax is an established Austrian aviation engine manufacturer well known in the Light-Sport community. Rotax engines are reliable and modern boasting incredible efficiency, with the Rotax 912 on the Pipistrel AlphaTrainer averaging a fuel burn of 3.6 gallons per hour in regular flying conditions.
N728KL PIPISTREL APLHA TRAINER CERTIFIED LSA FOR VFR TRAINING — $125/hr
- BALLISTIC PARACHUTE
- AIR BRAKES
- HAND BRAKES
- ROTAX 912 UL
- 80 HP AT 5800 RPM
- 37 KTS VSO
- 108 KTS VNO
- 135 KTS VNE
- 615 LBS EMPTY WEIGHT
- 1212 LBS MAX TAKEOFF WEIGHT:12.7 USEABLE FUEL
- 3.6 GAL PER HOUR
- 1220 FT PER MIN CLIMB RATE
- 15:1 GLIDE RATIO
Plenty of YouTube Videos on Pipistrel Aircraft