85 years ago Charles Lindbergh, became the first pilot to successfully fly from New York to Paris, 3,600 miles non-stop. Now Chip Yates, has announced plans to take on the same challenge, but this time the aircraft will be electric powered!
Images credit: Chip Yates, Flight of the Century team
Chip Yates a world record holder and the Flight of the Century team, have already developed a patent-pending solution to refill exhausted batteries while the aircraft is in flight.
“Long-rang, even around the world electric flight – it’s all made possible by the Flight of the Century’s patent-pending Infinite Range Electric Flight (IREF) mid-air “refueling” technique of swapping battery packs from a moving airplane.”
source Flight of the Century