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Pipistrel Alpha Trainer

Maximum Range

324 nm

Maximum Cruise Speed

120 kts

Useful Load

463 lb

Max Altitude

18, 000 ft

The smart training choice

The Alpha Trainer combines performance and efficiency making it the perfect flight training aircraft. Through modern aerodynamic design and high-tech manufacturing, the Alpha Trainer provides superb performance and flight characteristics with low operating costs thanks to its fuel-efficiencies. Built by design the Alpha Trainer comes equipped with all the essential features expected for flight training including a strong durable undercarriage, and gentle flight characteristics. Suitable for entry level flight training and experienced aviators the Alpha Trainer offers a quiet, comfortable cabin with easy access and is a comfortable learning environment for students. Operated throughout the world in some of the harshest conditions the Alpha Trainer is a trusted and proven trainer backed by Pipistrel’s service and support network.

Interior

Innovation & Sustainability

Innovation and sustainability is core to Pipistrel’s DNA. The Alpha Trainer’s design was influenced with this in mind providing fuel-efficient aerodynamic performance while minimizing the environmental impact on flight.

Why Alpha Trainer

Safety as a Standard

  • LSA certified and fully approved for Day/Night VFR operations with benign stall characteristics and safety built as standard.
  • Equipped with a Ballistic parachute rescue system offering peace of mind.
  • Proven track record training thousands of pilots across the world with a strong robust design.

Value

  • Low cost to purchase and operate, the Alpha Trainer is the perfect compromise between performance and price.
  • Simple design with low maintenance costs backed by Pipistrel’s Global distribution network for sales and service worldwide.
  • Built by design to provide value for flight schools making flight training more accessible to all.

Specifications

Technical data on Pipistrel Alpha Trainer

Description

ALPHA TRAINER: A simple, yet complete flying solution!

Download Brochure – 525  Download Brochure – 550

Alpha Trainer represents a special concept of economic training for pilots. Built on the solid pedigree of our extensive Sinus and Virus models product line-up, the Alpha Trainer combines quality with an affordable price. It offers convenient flying with no performance set-backs; it is an efficient two-seat composite aircraft, which combines Pipistrel’s competitive advantages, high-tech manufacturing and ease of use. Powered by the Rotax 912 80 HP engine it burns less than 9.5 litres (2.5 US gal) of ordinary mogas fuel per hour in the training role perfoming circuits. It is suitable for beginners as well as for seniors, having an easy cockpit access. The cockpit is spacious, quiet and offers perfect communication between instructor and student. To tolerate student pilots we have built in a strong and durable undercarriage, capable of accepting hard landings with good absorption.

The Alpha Trainer is the perfect robust aircraft, easy to fly, repair and maintain without breaking the bank. At the moment more than 500 Alpha Trainers are used all over the World, resisting also in the harshest conditions and used by civil and military Flight Academies, often flying 5-8 hours every day. By selecting some optional equipment with exciting features the Alpha Trainer can offer significant upgrades to your flying activity.

The complete Alpha Trainer solution with its low operation cost, highly efficient performance and great value for money relation brings a top competitive product when considering new training aircraft offers.

It is important to highlight Alpha Trainer key outstanding characteristics:

 

  • It is approved for stalls demonstration and has benign stall characteristics for the training market with no flying surprises
  • It is capable of doing circuits all day long, in all conditions including excessive heat well above 100°F (37°C)
  • It has good ventilation and heating when required
  • It has approved strobes and lighting
  • It has guaranteed access to reliable spare parts supply to keep the aircraft on the flight line
  • It has reasonable range for cross-country flight training
  • It is easy to refuel and service daily
  • It has a ballistic parachute rescue system as standard equipment
  • It has a durable finish for outdoor storage
  • It has good brakes for the odd ‘urgent occasion’
  • It has dual flight controls, easy and quickly adjustable for different sized people
  • It has a classic-looking instrument panel
  • It has an expected long operating life
  • It has tricycle landing gear configuration with a steerable nose wheel

Dimensions
Length 21.33 ft. (6.5 m)
Wingspan 34,4 ft. (10,5 m)
Height 6.07 ft. (2.05 m)
Wing Area 96.6 sqft (9.51 m2)
Positive Flaps 0°, 15°, 25°
Centre of Gravity 20% – 38% MAC
Rudder area 11.8 sqft (1.1 m2)
Tail Area 11.6 sqft (1.08 m2)
Aspect Ratio 11.3
Weights
Design Empty Weight – With Batteries 428 kg (941 lb)
Maximum Take off Weight 600 kg (1323 lb)
Payload Weight 172 kg (378 lb)
Fuel Tanks Capacity 13,2 US gal (50 l)
Useful Fuel 12,7 US gal (48 l)
Performance

Data Published for MTOW 1,212 lbs All speeds in Knots

Stall With Flaps 37 kts (68 km/h)
Stall Speed Without Flaps 43 kts (79 km/h)
Cruising Speed (75% power) 108 kts (200 km/h)
Maximum Horizontal Speed at Sea Level 120 kts (222 km/h)
Never Exceed Speed, VNE 135 kts,  (250 km/h)
Max Speed With Flaps Down 70 kts, (129 km/h)
Manoeuvring Speed 86 kts (159 km/h)
Best Climb Speed 75 kts, (138 km/h)
Max Climb Rate 1,220 fpm
Best Glide Ratio Speed 64 kts, (118 km/h)
Best Glide Ratio 15:1
Take Off Run 459 feet
Take Off Over 50′ Obstacle 738 feet
Service Ceiling 18,000 feet
45°-45° roll time 2.6 sec
Fuel Consumption at Cruise Speed 3.6 US gph (13.6 lph)
Endurance (with 30 min reserve) 3.1 hours
Cruise Range Distance 324 NM (600 km)
Max Load Factor Permitted @ (1.875) +4g -2g
Design Safety Factors & Tested minimum 1.875

Note: Pipistrel reserves the right to revise this data sheet whenever occasioned by product improvement, government/authority regulations or other good cause.

 

Powerplant
Manufacturer Rotax
Egine-Model 912 UL
Max Take-off power 80 hp at 5800 rpm
Description Fixed pitch wooden 63″/ 1620 mm diameter propeller with protected leading edge

Pipistrel Alpha Trainer

Maximum Range

324 nm

Maximum Cruise Speed

120 kts

Maximum Occupants

2

Useful Load

463 lb

Maximum Altitude

18, 000 ft

The smart training choice

The Alpha Trainer combines performance and efficiency making it the perfect flight training aircraft. Through modern aerodynamic design and high-tech manufacturing, the Alpha Trainer provides superb performance and flight characteristics with low operating costs thanks to its fuel-efficiencies. Built by design the Alpha Trainer comes equipped with all the essential features expected for flight training including a strong durable undercarriage, and gentle flight characteristics. Suitable for entry level flight training and experienced aviators the Alpha Trainer offers a quiet, comfortable cabin with easy access and is a comfortable learning environment for students. Operated throughout the world in some of the harshest conditions the Alpha Trainer is a trusted and proven trainer backed by Pipistrel’s service and support network.

 

Interior

Innovation & Sustainability

Innovation and sustainability is core to Pipistrel’s DNA. The Alpha Trainer’s design was influenced with this in mind providing fuel-efficient aerodynamic performance while minimizing the environmental impact on flight.

Why Velis Club

Safety as Standard

  • LSA certified and fully approved for Day/Night VFR operations with benign stall characteristics and safety built as standard.
  • Equipped with a Ballistic parachute rescue system offering peace of mind.
  • Proven track record training thousands of pilots across the world with a strong robust design.

Value

  • Low cost to purchase and operate, the Alpha Trainer is the perfect compromise between performance and price.
  • Simple design with low maintenance costs backed by Pipistrel’s Global distribution network for sales and service worldwide.
  • Built by design to provide value for flight schools making flight training more accessible to all.

Specifications

Technical data on Pipistrel Alpha Trainer

Description

ALPHA TRAINER: A simple, yet complete flying solution!

Download Brochure – 525  Download Brochure – 550

Alpha Trainer represents a special concept of economic training for pilots. Built on the solid pedigree of our extensive Sinus and Virus models product line-up, the Alpha Trainer combines quality with an affordable price. It offers convenient flying with no performance set-backs; it is an efficient two-seat composite aircraft, which combines Pipistrel’s competitive advantages, high-tech manufacturing and ease of use. Powered by the Rotax 912 80 HP engine it burns less than 9.5 litres (2.5 US gal) of ordinary mogas fuel per hour in the training role perfoming circuits. It is suitable for beginners as well as for seniors, having an easy cockpit access. The cockpit is spacious, quiet and offers perfect communication between instructor and student. To tolerate student pilots we have built in a strong and durable undercarriage, capable of accepting hard landings with good absorption.

The Alpha Trainer is the perfect robust aircraft, easy to fly, repair and maintain without breaking the bank. At the moment more than 500 Alpha Trainers are used all over the World, resisting also in the harshest conditions and used by civil and military Flight Academies, often flying 5-8 hours every day. By selecting some optional equipment with exciting features the Alpha Trainer can offer significant upgrades to your flying activity.

The complete Alpha Trainer solution with its low operation cost, highly efficient performance and great value for money relation brings a top competitive product when considering new training aircraft offers.

It is important to highlight Alpha Trainer key outstanding characteristics:

 

  • It is approved for stalls demonstration and has benign stall characteristics for the training market with no flying surprises
  • It is capable of doing circuits all day long, in all conditions including excessive heat well above 100°F (37°C)
  • It has good ventilation and heating when required
  • It has approved strobes and lighting
  • It has guaranteed access to reliable spare parts supply to keep the aircraft on the flight line
  • It has reasonable range for cross-country flight training
  • It is easy to refuel and service daily
  • It has a ballistic parachute rescue system as standard equipment
  • It has a durable finish for outdoor storage
  • It has good brakes for the odd ‘urgent occasion’
  • It has dual flight controls, easy and quickly adjustable for different sized people
  • It has a classic-looking instrument panel
  • It has an expected long operating life
  • It has tricycle landing gear configuration with a steerable nose wheel

Dimensions
Length 21.33 ft. (6.5 m)
Wingspan 34,4 ft. (10,5 m)
Height 6.07 ft. (2.05 m)
Wing Area 96.6 sqft (9.51 m2)
Positive Flaps 0°, 15°, 25°
Centre of Gravity 20% – 38% MAC
Rudder area 11.8 sqft (1.1 m2)
Tail Area 11.6 sqft (1.08 m2)
Aspect Ratio 11.3
Weights
Design Empty Weight – With Batteries 428 kg (941 lb)
Maximum Take off Weight 600 kg (1323 lb)
Payload Weight 172 kg (378 lb)
Fuel Tanks Capacity 13,2 US gal (50 l)
Useful Fuel 12,7 US gal (48 l)
Performance

Data Published for MTOW 1,212 lbs All speeds in Knots

Stall With Flaps 37 kts (68 km/h)
Stall Speed Without Flaps 43 kts (79 km/h)
Cruising Speed (75% power) 108 kts (200 km/h)
Maximum Horizontal Speed at Sea Level 120 kts (222 km/h)
Never Exceed Speed, VNE 135 kts,  (250 km/h)
Max Speed With Flaps Down 70 kts, (129 km/h)
Manoeuvring Speed 86 kts (159 km/h)
Best Climb Speed 75 kts, (138 km/h)
Max Climb Rate 1,220 fpm
Best Glide Ratio Speed 64 kts, (118 km/h)
Best Glide Ratio 15:1
Take Off Run 459 feet
Take Off Over 50′ Obstacle 738 feet
Service Ceiling 18,000 feet
45°-45° roll time 2.6 sec
Fuel Consumption at Cruise Speed 3.6 US gph (13.6 lph)
Endurance (with 30 min reserve) 3.1 hours
Cruise Range Distance 324 NM (600 km)
Max Load Factor Permitted @ (1.875) +4g -2g
Design Safety Factors & Tested minimum 1.875

Note: Pipistrel reserves the right to revise this data sheet whenever occasioned by product improvement, government/authority regulations or other good cause.

 

Powerplant
Manufacturer Rotax
Egine-Model 912 UL
Max Take-off power 80 hp at 5800 rpm
Description Fixed pitch wooden 63″/ 1620 mm diameter propeller with protected leading edge
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