• Glider towing capability, constant-speed propeller, heavy-duty landing gear, exceptional outside visibility, and reliable avionics
  • High-performance cruiser with outstanding cross-country capabilities
  • Ideal for all-round pilot training as a complement of the Velis Training System, but can be enjoyed separately as well


  • EASA Type Certified aeroplane, fully approved for Day VFR operations and intentional spins
  • Exceeds certification requirements by offering the parachute Ballistic Recovery System and an AoA-based stall warning system
  • Demonstrated safety record of the Virus SW 121 with the same certified Rotax 4-cylinder engine


  • Affordable to acquire and operate, it is the ideal solution for all club needs, including pilot training and cross country flying
  • Excellent performance and low fuel consumption
  • Optional equipment and features let you adapt the Velis Club to your budget

VELIS CLUB: the most versatile type-certified 2-seat aircraft

The perfect combination of affordability, efficiency, and performance.


The Velis Club suits a wide range of uses from basic flight instruction, to glider towing, and long-range cross-country flying with unbeatable performance.

The Club is the essential element of the Velis Training System, complementing the Velis Electro and the Velis VR simulator to cover all the areas of basic and advanced pilot training. The exceptional outside visibility, together with the simple and reliable avionics suite, is ideal for pilots learning the fundamentals of VFR flying. Its heavy-duty landing gear is able to absorb even the hardest of the landings and permits routine operations from grass runways. Approved for intentional spins, the Velis Club is also perfectly suited for advanced UPRT training.

The constant-speed variable-pitch propeller brings faster cruise speeds and better fuel economy. Flying at up to 132 KTAS and offering more than 1000 km of range, this fast high-performance cruiser is a fantastic aeroplane for cross-country flying.

The Velis Club is also approved for glider towing with the addition of the optional glider tow hook.


The Velis Club, as an EASA type-certified aircraft, has demonstrated safety levels required by the CS-LSA regulation by successfully passing all the qualification tests. The Rotax 912 S3 engine, also EASA certified, is a proven powerplant with a vast operational history.

Based on the excellent safety characteristics of their already certified predecessors Virus SW 121 and Velis Electro, the Velis Club incorporates additional features that enhance safety beyond what certification requires, such as the multi-sensory-path stall warning system, intentional spin approval, and the Ballistic Parachute Recovery System.

The stall warning system is based on true angle of attack measurement and consists of haptic stick vibration to the pilot’s stick, an audible alarm to the headset, and a cockpit acoustic alert.

The Ballistic Parachute Rescue System by Galaxy GRS can be installed as optional equipment. The system is conceived as a second chance beyond what is required by the certification standard, and should be used when all other solutions are ineffective.

Cost Efficiency

The Velis Club combines the proven airframe and engine of the Virus SW 121 with the simplicity and durability of a club aeroplane, which can also be used for pilot training. The outstanding aerodynamic efficiency and robust lightweight structure of the Velis Club result in a high-performance aircraft with low fuel consumption, low cost, and low environmental footprint. Optional equipment like baggage compartment, ballistic rescue system, wheel fairings, and more, let the customizable Velis Club adapt to your budget.

Contact a Pipistrel representative to learn more about how the Velis Club can lower the cost of flying in your organization.


ENGINE Rotax 912 S3, EASA certified engine
max take-off power (with 2 carburetors) 100 hp (73.5 kW)
PROPELLER 2-blade Hydraulic constant-speed MTV-33-1-A/170-200 EASA certified


length 6.40 m (21.0 ft)
wingspan 10.70 m (35.10 ft)
height 1.90 m (6.23 ft)
wing area 9.51 m² (102.4 ft²)
mean wing chord 0.898 m (2.95 ft)
aspect ratio 12.04
positive flaps 0°, +9°, +20°; marked (0), (+1), (+2) respectively
negative flaps -5°; marked as (-)
center of gravity 25% – 35% MAC


design empty weight 321 kg (708 lb)
max take-off weight (MTOW) 600 kg (1323 lb)
design useful load 279 kg (615 lb)
max baggage weight 25 kg (55 lb)
fuel tanks capacity 2 x 50 l
useful fuel 2 x 49 l


never exceed speed, VNE 163 KTAS
max level flight speed 132 KTAS
max structural cruising speed, except in smooth air, VNO 120 KIAS
max operating manoeuvring speed, VA 100 KIAS
max flaps extended speed, VFE 81 KIAS
max airbrakes extended speed, VAE 100 KIAS
stall speed with flaps, VS0 45 KCAS
towing limitations glider up to 600 kg, to meet 500 m total take-off distance (over 15 m obstacle)
best climb speed 78 KIAS
max climb rate 5.33 m/s (1050 ft/min)
take off distance at SL 160 m (525 ft)
take off distance over 15 m obstacle at SL 320 m (1,050 ft)
maximum take-off altitude 3048 m (10,000 ft) MSL
maximum operating altitude 4877 m (16,000 ft) MSL
permitted fuel AVGAS, MOGAS or car fuel (min RON 95; EN228 Premium or Premium plus with max. 10% Ethanol)
fuel consumption at 2000 ft. 75% PWR cruise speed 18.4 l/h (4.86 gal/h)
endurance @4000 ft., 65 % power) 5 h 33 min (+30 min reserve)
range distance (+ 30 min reserve, @4000 ft., 65 % power) 1189 km (642 nmi)
noise level (ICAO Annex 16, Chapter 10) 70 dB(A) (measured)
flight load factor limits +4.0 g, -2.0 g

Note: Pipistrel reserves the right to revise this data sheet whenever occasioned by product improvement, government/authority regulations or other good cause.

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