Miquel Ros, Deputy Editor at AeroTime, wrote a very good article about the future of flight schools and their way to go electric. Highly recommend reading about current shortcomings of e-aviation. But he also highlights some features that make them of interest to those training the pilots of tomorrow:
As of today, e-flight schools only option is the Velis Electro from Pipistrel/Textron with its limited range of 30-45min. But this will chance dramatically with the Elektra Trainer from Germany: The first certified UL with 2.5h endurance, even able to charge without any proprietary fast-charger-infrastructure, rendering the electric-flight-route-project behind this blog needless. 🙂
Can’t wait to get the next AEROKURIER-Magazine in my hands to read about the Elektra-Trainer hands-on-experience.