23 May '12, 12pm

Chip Yates announces plan to trace historic Lindbergh transatlantic flight in electric aircraft

Chip Yates announces plan to trace historic Lindbergh transatlantic flight in electric aircraft

Infinite Range Electric Aircraft Firm Announces Plans For All-Electric Charles Lindbergh Transatlantic Flight Orange County, California, May 22, 2012--Long-range electric aerospace company Flight of the Century, Inc. (www.flightofthecentury.com) announced today their intentions to design, build, and fly an all-electric aircraft from New York to Paris along the same 3,600 mile historic route pioneered by Charles Lindbergh in 1927. The company additionally announced the constraints it will use to judge the success or failure of its record attempt, which is currently planned for 2014: -Exact route and mileage flown by Charles Lindbergh (or further) -Roosevelt Field, NY no longer exists, so a New York takeoff location as close as practicable but further from Paris will be used -Equal or faster average speed to that achieved by Charles Lindbergh (108 mph) -Equal or lower altitu...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/05/23/chip-yates-announces...

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