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Charge it: Future of electric aviation takes wing at Augusta Regional Airport

Augusta Regional Airport cleared a runway Tuesday to mark another milestone in state aviation history. Georgia’s first airport with an electric plane charger has now charged its very first full-sized plane – the first of what stakeholders predict will be many more battery-powered aircraft visiting the Garden City. "We recognize the importance of the future and some of these technologies right now that are emerging but undoubtedly are going to be part of the system in the future,” said… ( More...

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Sam Negrete 2
Apologize. It was not behind a paywall when i shared.
Richard Haas 2
Why do we need to pay extra to read this article.
If we have to pay to read an article why are you even including it in the daily flight awre squawks? Beats me !
linbb -9
Oh wow what a deal not as they are still far from being useful still just and oddity that wont do much of anything. No payload no range no do much of anything.
Sam Negrete 11
Just for context:
After building and testing three full-sized gliders, the Wrights' first powered airplane flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, making a 12-second flight, traveling 36 m (120 ft), with Orville piloting. The best flight of the day, with Wilbur at the controls, covered 255.6 m (852 ft) in 59 seconds.

Hal Gates 3
Exactly! There's a long and proud tradition of people talking about new technologies as impractical novelties before they become ubiquitous. See for example: computers, cell phones, cars, and combustion powered airplanes. We went from 852 feet to landing on the moon in a human lifespan, I think we can figure out how to make better batteries.


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