Electric-powered aircraft will be a major part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, with a full schedule of events throughout the week, including afternoon showcase flights each day, evening flight demos, and displays and forums in AirVenture’s Aviation Learning Center.
EAA is also inviting innovators and developers of the electric-powered aircraft to participate in forums and presentations at Oshkosh this year. A variety of innovators, from those with electric airplane concepts to those with active prototypes (such as Yuneec’s e430, pictured), are expected to be part of the activities. Interested parties should contact Ron Wagner at EAA headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-426-4800.
At EAA AirVenture 2009, several electric-powered aircraft were on display from both American and international companies. While much of this technology is in its relative infancy, enthusiasm for this emerging segment of flight is growing quickly and attracting both scientists and investors, EAA officials note.
EAA has been supporting electric-powered aircraft technology for several years. In 2008, EAA petitioned the FAA to allow electric motors as powerplants for Light Sport Aircraft (LSA).
A full schedule of activities will be posted at Airventure.org as it is finalized.