Buying a Pipistrel Aircraft

From San Antonio Light Sport Aircraft, Inc. (SALSA)


1.  Select model of interest. Use the spreadsheet provided by the dealer to select the basic options and produce an estimated price.


2.  Lock in price and reserve a build-date by making a 30,000 deposit.  Deposit is refundable for a minimum of 30 days and serves to demonstrate intentions.   Deposits can be made in dollars by wire transfers or check to SALSA (based on the exchange rate plus 0.5 %).  SALSA will transfer 30,000 to Pipistrel-USA .


San Antonio Light Sport Aircraft, Inc.  

BB&T Bank, Account #:  242640330 

Routing Number:  263191387

17502 Dona Michelle Drive, Tampa, FL 33647

Phone:  (813) 371-5891


Or send a check made out to: SALSA, INC

20208 Heritage Point Drive, Tampa, FL  33647

Attn:  Rand Vollmer:  (813) 774-2127


Or, you can transfer 30,000 directly to Pipistrel-USA as follows:


Trading Name        X-Air Australia

Account Name       Michael Coates Photography Pty Limited

Bank Details           Commonwealth Bank of Australia

 Main Sydney Branch - International Transactions

  120 Pitt Street and Martin Place Sydney NSW, Australia 2000

Swift Address         CTBAAU2S

Bank Account No.  06400013994553


3.  Finalize your aircraft's design before making the 2nd payment (50%), which is due 10 weeks prior to projected shipping date.  Each Pipistrel is custom built to the customer's specifications. 


            a.  Select the electronics, instrumentation, and other options either from Pipistrel's standard option list or from other sources.

            b.  Finalize option list (and aircraft pricing) with factory.

            c.  Design/approve instrument panel layout.

            d.  Reserve an N-Number (online at

            e.  Select delivery site (necessary to finalize shipping costs).


4.  Make final payment prior to shipment.  Upon shipment, make delivery payment to dealer ($4,000 payment).


5.  Prepare for delivery


            a.  Coordinate for a home field and hanger

            b.  Insure aircraft

            c.  Delivery services include coordinating with and paying title company for aircraft registration, coordinating with and paying customs broker fees including port handling and inspections, managing final shipment , delivery and unloading (including personnel and equipment), assembling aircraft, coordinating and paying the  Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) for airworthiness inspection and certificate, performing initial flight test, and customer familiarization training.


6.  Check-out in and take home your new aircraft!