The International Light Aircraft Design competition for 2019 is now open for entry in association with Air Race E, the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Light Aircraft Association. Continue reading "Electric Aircraft Design Competition"
Another of the popular single-place PSA (Personal Sport Aircraft), the Merlin has taken flight, just hours after receiving its Airworthiness Certificate.
The builder (remaining anonymous due his celebrity) followed the manual and helped refine it. As he worked on his machine between engagements, he said, "I'm taking my time with this. I want everything to be perfect, and if that means stopping now and then to add to the manual, so be it." Continue reading "Merlin PSA Four-stroke Fleet Growing. And electrics?"
BRS Aerospace founder Boris Popov will be a main presenter at the 2018 Electric Aircraft Symposium to be held prior to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Popov's presentation, entitled Sustainable Aviation/VTOL Flight Emergency Parachute Utilization, is part of the two-day event sponsored by the CAFE (Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency) Foundation's conference to be held July 21-22 at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. Continue reading "BRS Founder to Speak on Electric VTOL Aircraft at CAFE Foundation Prior to Oshkosh"
The Third Annual Sustainable Aviation Symposium again promises to be the premier gateway to innovation, mind-expanding discussions, and a glimpse into the future that this gathering will help make possible. Reserve your spot today to be on the leading edge of that future.
VTOLs, ESTOLs and the Future of Sky Transit, May 11 and 12 in the beautiful Grand Ballroom of the Pullman Hotel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, will go beyond the technical to the truly world-changing. Continue reading "Electric Triplanes, Personal Sky Taxis, and Urban Mobility beyond Belief"
The Silent Electro2 is a self-launching single seat, 40:1 sailplane with an electric motor to get you into the air with little effort. Sold as a complete aircraft, well equipped for about $130K, it is available in quick-build kit form for about $12-15K less - that's with a trailer and complete instrument package. Continue reading "Why yes - it IS a kit!"
A European company with a solid presence at this year Oshkosh was Pipistrel. The aircraft that took my fancy was the Alpha Electro, a two place side by side aircraft targeting the training market. Continue reading "Alpha Electro - an Electric Pipistrel"