Welcome back to Pipistrel-USA!
In the 1980’s in the former Yugoslavia, it wasn’t totally legal to fly what was considered an ‘alternative’ aircraft. In 1989, a private aircraft producer saw things beginning to open up, and began creating weight shift control aircraft under the name Pipistrel that primarily flew in the evening and resembled bats. Hence the name – pipistrello is Italian, derived from the Latin vespertillio, or bat! They’ve since moved on into creating more ‘airplane’ types of aircracft.
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