Our Alpha Electros are on their way to the U.S.!

01/13/2018

Our Alpha Electros are on their way to the U.S.!  Just before Christmas all four of our Alpha Electros were completed and test flown at the factory.  They were then loaded in two containers and shipped to the U.S.  Below are some photos of two of the planes at the factory going through flight testing before they were loaded in the shipping containers.

Michael Coates, the U.S. distributor for Pipistrel, had requested the aircraft be shipped direct to California, but the shipper had other ideas.  Instead of coming from Italy west across the Atlantic and through the Panama Canal to California, the ship is going east through the Suez Canal, across the Indian Ocean to Port Kalang, Malaysia, then to Hong Kong, and finally to California.  The current estimate is the planes will arrive on the West Coast around the end of February and be delivered to Fresno around March 4.  Our planes are taking a world tour before coming to Fresno, but at least they are on their way!  Stay tuned for more updates…