Three Years, 392 Entries, and About a Quarter-Million Words

Dean Sigler Electric Powerplants, GFC, Sustainable Aviation 1 Comment

Today marks the start of your editor’s fourth year of attempting to cover the exciting world of electric and alternative energy flight. In the last three years, the CAFE blog has seen the development of larger and more powerful motors, higher speeds, better batteries, and the promise of new technologies and serious investment by major players in this new realm. At the same time, electric flight is still new enough to attract garage scientists and record seekers. We’ve seen electric aircraft top 200 mph and make it into international record books. We’ve seen solar-powered craft extending their wings around the world and alternative fuels extending the range of existing aircraft. A few stories in the wings will highlight possibilities that …