• December

    11

    2023

Electra completes first hybrid-electric eSTOL flight with Goldfinch prototype

Electra, a Virginia-based startup developing electric and hybrid-electric aircraft, announced that it has successfully completed the first flight of its Goldfinch prototype.

The firm’s Goldfinch demonstrator completed an all-electric test flight on November 11, 2023, and a hybrid-electric flight on November 19, flying out of Manassas Regional Airport (MNZ), Virginia, where Electra has its headquarters.

In this first hybrid-electric flight, Goldfinch covered a distance of approximately 30 miles, spending 23 minutes airborne and reaching a maximum altitude of 3,200 feet.

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