When Pipistrel displayed the innovative Panthera retractable at Aero in Friedrichshafen last year, it was the hit of the show. And now they’ve flown in the test article in a 90-minute hop over the Alps, and showgoers are crawling over the thing like ants. Pipistrel is allowing cockpit and rear-seat access, and the line stretches nearly around the block. AVweb‘s Paul Bertorelli interviewed Pipistrel’s Vid Plevnik about the test program and, in this exclusive video, Plevnik gives you a visual cockpit tour of this unique aircraft as part of our continuing coverage of Aero 2013.
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