This 2020 Pipistrel Panthera Is an Efficient, Experimental AircraftForSale’ Top Pick

While known for its electric aircraft, Pipistrel also builds the sleek, speedy Panthera piston single.

Pipistrel’s Panthera has been operating under experimental rules in the U.S. while working toward certification. [Courtesy: Annamarie Buonocore]

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Pipistrel’s fast Panthera retractable has been sparking conversation among pilots for several years because of its sleek futuristic appearance, aerodynamic efficiency, 1,100 nm range, and cruise speed of nearly 200 ktas. The four-seat aircraft operates under experimental rules, though Textron, which acquired Pipistrel in 2022, has said the aircraft is on course for certification later this year.

This 2020 Pipistrel Panthera has 70 hours on the airframe and its 260 hp Lycoming IO-540 engine since new. The panel features Garmin G3X avionics with dual 10-inch displays for PFD and MFD and synthetic vision, GTN 750 Xi GPS/Nav/Com, GTN 650 Xi GPS/Nav/Com, GMA 35 audio panel, GTX 345R transponder with ADS-B In and Out, Artex ELT 345 and Mid-Continent Instruments backup airspeed, altimeter, and artificial horizon.

Pilots interested in cutting-edge design, long-distance travel, speed, and fuel efficiency should consider this 2020 Pipistrel Panthera, which is available for $760,000 on AircraftForSale.

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Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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