Wired.com writer Jason Paur is enamored with electric-powered aircraft. His story starts with
Sometimes history can make you jealous. Imagine what it would have been like, as an aviation buff, to see the Wright brothers fly the Flyer II around Huffman Prairie. Or to stand at Roosevelt Field and watch Charles Lindbergh fade into the eastern sky. Or to have been in the Mojave and heard the boom when Chuck Yeager broke the mythical sound barrier.
We’re at one of those moments right now. No one can say for sure where electric aircraft will take us, but as we watched the first generation of battery-powered airplanes hum across the sky at the AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, we couldn’t help but feel we were witnessing the dawn of a new era in aviation. It felt like one of those moments we’ll look back on with stories that begin, “I remember when…”