Recently unveiled at the Aero Expo in Freidrichshafen, Germany, Pipistel’s spiffy new Panthera Four-seater airplane is offered with a standard gas engine or all-electric model for those preferring an aircraft that produces less air and noise pollution. The four-seat, 202-knot, 210-horsepower Lycoming IO-390 powered airplane is slated to be certified in both Europe and the United States in 2015. The airplane has a carbon-fiber and Kevlar composite construction and comes with a ballistic parachute system, gull-wing doors, and a panel built around Garmin’s G500 avionics suite.
The Panthera will be available in three versions driven by petrol, hybrid and electric. A 145kW motor powers all three models with the hybrid version releasing a cruising speed of 263kmph for a range of 1220km, while the electric version permits 400km at a cruising speed of 218kmph. The petrol version, however, will be more expensive and go into production following year, with output of 230 miles per hour and a fuel consumption of 10 gallons per hour.
Besides a sexy, streamlined design, the interior of the Panthera comes complete with generously sized touchscreen aviation instruments, front seats that look like they were lifted from a luxury sports car, and extra wide back seats for exceptional passenger comfort. All three versions of the Panthera will be delivered with titanium-component landing gear, a state-of-the art, spacious, air-conditioned ergonomic cabin, recovery parachute, glass cockpit instrumentation, automatic solar powered ventilation and a list of standard features that should satisfy most VFR/IFR flight requirements.
Baltic Aviation Academy is starting an aviation seminar cycle for novice pilots. The main objective of the cycle entitled ‘Pilot Talks’, comprised of lectures and practical assignments, is to provide young pilots with the knowledge on how to find a job in commercial airlines
Чарльз Август Линдберг (1902-1974) – американский летчик, совершивший первый одиночный беспосадочный трансатлантический перелет 20-21 мая 1927 года. Несколько летчиков до него уже пытались перелететь через Атлантический океан, однако Линдберг был первым, кто совершил такой полет в одиночку.