2023 Pipistrel Virus SW121A Explorer

Single Engine Propeller


Incl GST
2023 Pipistrel Virus SW121A Explorer
Aircraft TypeSingle Engine Propeller
ModelVirus SW121A Explorer
ConditionNew Aircraft
Sale TypeFor Sale
CurrencyAU $
Price $335,000 Incl GST
Registration NoPending
Serial NumberOn arrival
Year Built2023
Total Time Airframe0

The Virus SW is an exceptional aircraft holding multiple records from round the world flights to NASA challenge winners. The Virus SW's strengths lie in its ability to fly at altitudes of 15,000ft and takeoff and land from short runways. Fully customizable with a range of powerplants and equipment options the Virus SW is the ideal aircraft for fast cross country flying, surveillance missions and advanced operations.

With more than 1,000 in operation around the world with private owners, aviation professionals, training organisations and in special mission applications the Virus SW is truly Pipistrel's most versatile aircraft.

Virus SW is able to operate from elevations from sea-level up to 15.000 feet, take-off and land from short runways and over obstacles thanks to unique airbrakes, is the quietest Rotax powered light aircraft and has one of the lowest operating costs in its category.
Speed, efficiency and ultra-long range are signatures for Pipistrel. Virus SW cruises faster, goes much further and flies higher than the competitors, all this while burning less fuel! Imagine flying around at over 260 km/h (140 kts), easily overflying terrain higher than 4500 m (15.000 ft) and covering distances of over 1500 km (800 NM). With Virus SW you can. All this and much more! The aircraft can be equipped by either the Rotax 912 (80 hp) 912S (100 hp), 912 iS (100 hp) and 914 Turbo (115 hp) powerplants and a large variety of avionics options.

Thanks to its superior aerodynamic efficiency, state-of-the-art composite material structure and lowest fuel consumption figures in the category, the Virus SW is ideal for High-speed cross-country flying, surveillance missions, ab-initio-, advanced and extreme manoeuvre training, aerial photography and high-mountain operations. Did you know that the Virus SW has a glide ratio of 15:1 and can glide further in case of emergency than most aeroplanes?

Virus SW can be called the 300 km/h (160 kts) ultralight/microlight/LSA, but it is much more than that! With a high turbulence penetration speed (green arc) and the VNE of 302 km/h (163 kts), you can take advantage of high-speed cruise even in strong turbulence. The cockpit remains quiet and comfortable throughout the flight! The Virus SW has the largest flight safety margins in its category and can be equipped with the total ballistic parachute rescue system, offering a chance of rescue even at maximum speeds and close to the terrain.

The Pipistrel Virus 121A Explorer is available in Australia from FlyOnE Sustainable Aviation.

Price does not include shipping, import duty or assembly/licencing, FlyOnE Can assist with all of these delivery aspects as well as training and orientation.

For further information and a detailed quote, please contact [email protected]

Engine Specifications

Available with multiple engine choice from the 80hp Rotax 912 through to the 115hp turbocharged Rotax 914 series the Virus SW combines pure speed with unprecedented fuel economy. A host of avionics options allow for a fully customised cockpit experience including an IFR rated glass cockpit with GPS and integrated autopilot.


The exclusive Kevlar-reinforced safety cockpit with luxurious leather interior will keep you both comfortable and safe. You can choose your own color configurations free of charge!

The instrument panel is made of carbon fibre with visible-structure and can accommodate a wide selection of modern avionics, including a full glass-cockpit IFR suite with dual-axis GPS-driven autopilot and electric or hydraulic constant-speed propeller control. The panel can be arranged according to your wishes with assistance of our skilled avionics technicians. The Virus SW has the range in excess of 1850 km (1000 nm) and you can take 40 kg (90 lbs) of luggage with you.

Upon special request, the Virus can be adapted for Special Missions, including visual/IR camera gimbals, geographical surveys, trans-oceanic-range flights and more.

Additional Features
    • LSA certified and fully approved for Day/Night VFR operations with benign stall characteristics and safety built as standard.
    • Ballistic Parachute recovery system as standard
    • High turbulence penetration speed allowing high speed cruise even in turbulence • Kevlar-reinforced safety cabin and state-of-the-art composite materials to withstand the toughest of environments.
    • Proven track record training thousands of pilots across the world with a strong robust design.
    • Uncompromised performance – An airplane with no compromises and with record-breaking achievements: from several flights around-the-world to NASA challenge victories.
max power(with 2 carb.)80 hp at 5800 rpm100 hp at 5800 rpm100 hp at 5800 rpm
PROPELLERVariable pitchVariable pitchVariable pitch
wing span10.71 m10.71 m10.71 m (35 ft. 1 inch)
length6.5 m6.5 m6.5 m (21 ft. 3 inch)
wing area9.51 m29.51 m29.51 m2 (103ft2)
rudder area1.1 m21.1 m21.1 m2
tail area1.08 m21.08 m21.08 m2
aspect ratio11,311,311,3
positive flaps9 deg. 19 deg9 deg. 19 deg9 deg. 19 deg
negative flaps5 deg5 deg5 deg
center of gravity25% – 37%25% – 37%25% – 37%
empty weight287 kg289 kg292 kg
max take off weight (MTOW)472.5 kg / 600 kg472.5 kg / 600 kg472.5 kg / 600 kg
fuel tanks capacity2 x 50 l2 x 50 l2 x 50 l
useful fuel2 x 47 l2 x 47 l2 x 47 l
stall with flaps64 km/h64 km/h64 km/h
stall without flaps79 km/h79 km/h79 km/h
cruising speed (75% power)246 km/h273 km/h273 km/h
max. horizontal speed264 km/h283 km/h283 km/h
VNE302 km/h302 km/h302 km/h
max speed with airbrakes out205 km/h205 km/h205 km/h
max speed with flaps down130 km/h130 km/h130 km/h
manoeuvring speed174 km/h174 km/h174 km/h
best climb speed140 km/h140 km/h140 km/h
max climb rate6.1 m/sec8.4 m/sec8.4 m/sec
best glide ratio speed118 km/h118 km/h118 km/h
best glide1:171:171:17
take off run140 m95 m95 m
take off over 15 m obstacle225 m175 m175 m
service ceiling5486,4 m5486,4 m5486,4 m
45°-45° roll time1.6 sec1.6 sec1.6 sec
fuel consum. at cruise. speed13.6 l/hour17.8 l/hour15.5 l/hour
endurance6.9 hours5.3 hours6.4 hours
range distance1650 km1450 km1720 km
max load factor permitted ( x1.875)+4g -2g+4g -2g+4g -2g
Design safety factors & testedminimum 1.875minimum 1.875minimum 1.875

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

*PLEASE NOTE: Aircraft specifications are subject to verification by the purchaser. It is up to you as the purchaser to conduct your due diligence. Unless given to you in writing by the seller, no warranties are implied or given. Aircraft or parts may be withdrawn from sale at any time. If the price does not contain the notation that it is the total price, the price may or may not include costs such as Stamp Duty, Transfer fees, GST and other State or Federal charges. Please confirm price, fees, charges and features with the seller of the Aircraft or Part.

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Seller Information

Contact Name:FlyOnE | Pipistrel Australia
Seller Type:Dealer
Dealership:FlyOnE Sustainable aviation
Listing ID:9927

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