The second generation of Pipistrel‘s Virus SW is now in production at the company’s headquarters in Slovenia.
The LSA won NASA’s Centennial Personal Air Vehicle challenge in 2007 and the NASA General Aviation Technology Challenge in 2008, boasting higher speed, range and climb rate than other challengers, along with lower cabin noise, lower empty weight and shorter takeoff distances.
The two-place, Kevlar-reinforced composite high-wing is powered by a Rotax 912. Company officials say more than 30 orders have been placed from individuals and flight schools since winning the NASA challenge.
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