Green Flight Academy in Skelleftea Sweden offers flight training on an electric aircraft. A 737 commercial pilot does up there to “try out” the plane. He hasn’t flown a small plane since flight school and has never flown using a stick.
Bottom line is that he was impressed. He was really impressed with how easy it was to fly. Check out Mentour Now! for the story.
Some take-aways are:
- He used about €1 of fuel (electricity) in the 45 minute flight.
- The total operating cost is about half that of flying something like a Cessna 172.
- It is incredibly uncomplicated — four switches — to go from not running to ready to fly.
While the industry is not yet ready to replace a Boeing 737, things are quickly progressing. And, in the mean time, we are reducing the carbon footprint of aviation training.