Captain Steve Boulton RN said 'As the MoD sponsor for this event I have been extremely pleased with all that I have witnessed. Everyone concerned with this project, from Test Pilots to engineering, logistics and airfield operating staff, are acutely aware of the significance of the journey we are on.
The VELIS Electro is undoubtedly a groundbreaking civil aircraft, which signposts the potential for meaningful changes in future light aircraft operations. I know that our test pilots and support staff have enjoyed the process of getting to grips with something hitherto beyond their reach.
For myself, this was the first opportunity to see the aircraft up close and I was struck by its technical simplicity. I am grateful for this opportunity to view the Pipistrel VELIS Electro and am looking forward to watching the zero emissions concept unfold, as part of our burgeoning work on the sustainable aviation technologies.