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When it comes to advanced aircraft, Pipistrel stands out head and shoulders above the rest. Pipistrel is known for its aerodynamics: exceptional aircraft with sublime performance.
In this flying lesson you will fly with an instructor in a Pipistrel Virus SW 121. This ultralight aircraft flies with a combustion engine and is the predecessor of the Pipistrel Velis Electro (with electric motor). The aircraft is a 2 seater. So besides you and the instructor, no one else can go along. As with all flying lessons, you need no experience for this lesson.
To fly in a Pipistrel, a short drive across the border is necessary. The flight school is located at the airport of Aachen-Merzbrück. This is located against Aachen (Aachen) in Germany. Aachen is just across the border at less than 10km distance from Kerkrade. Aachen-Merzbrück is a nice small airport with several flying clubs and a nice restaurant (Albatros). Throughout the day there is a lot of activity to see from the various flight schools and clubs.
From the flight school you have a great view of the runway. Enjoy all the hustle and bustle of the airport. This will get you all in the mood!
You start with an explanation of the basics of flying. The instructor will answer important questions in this 'briefing'. How does an airplane stay in the air? How do the pedals work? What are all the buttons and gauges for? Of course you can also ask all your questions. Are you coming to the flight school together with your partner, friend and/or family member? Then he/she is also allowed to be present. Then you all know what you will experience in the air. You do not have to pay extra for this. Of course, this also applies to the passengers.
The theory part always takes about 20 minutes, regardless of the time you choose for the practical part.
After the theory part you go with the instructor to the plane. First you check together whether the aircraft is ready for departure. Then you drive to the runway, this is called taxiing. Through the headphones you can hear the instructor and the control tower. The instructor asks permission from the control tower to take off. And then the time has come! In the air you can fly the plane yourself. You get to fly everything yourself except the last part of the landing. Of course the instructor helps you with everything. He will take over if you want to look outside. Or if you want to make photos or a video.
How long the practical part takes you choose. The minimum is 20 minutes, but the longer, the more fun of course!
|Only available during in its season. Please check the validity of your voucher.|
|Age||Min. 14 years|
|Max. length||2.05 m|
|Maximum height of the participant|
|Max. weight||110 kg|
|Maximum weight of the student, including clothes. For safety.|
|How you participate: is it a flying lesson or do you fly along.|
|Indicates whether the time periods listed are block times or flight times. Flight time is the time in the air. Block time means from engine on to engine off, thus including taxiing.|
|Valid for||2 year|
|How long the voucher is valid after issue. Dit geldt alleen voor nieuwe bonnen.|
|20 minutes||€ 109|
|30 minutes||€ 154|
|45 minutes||€ 223|
|60 minutes||€ 292|
|Cost Pipistrel flying lesson|
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