29 Sep '16, 11pm

The first Swiss electric aircraft made for aerobatics

Swatch subsidiary Hamilton has partnered with Hangar 55, a company founded by Air Zermatt pilot Thomas Pfammatter and aerobatic paragliding champion Dominique Steffen. The first public flight took place on Wednesday 21st of September in Raron, Switzerland with Hamilton's brand ambassador Nicolas Ivanoff who shared his knowledge on aerobatics, aviation and pilot watches. Selecting the best components currently available, the project partners teamed up to build the first Swiss electric plane capable of performing an aerobatic program. The Silence Aircraft Twister, combining excellent aerodynamics with low weight, is associated with Siemens' most efficient electric engine to develop a fuel-free and CO2 neutral aerobatic airplane. In addition, the direct operating cost is about a fifth of a regular modern aerobatic plane, making it also an affordable new way to fly for the you...

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