Alice electric aircraft in maybe two years?…


Alice will be able to fly for one hour

The problem is … for commercial operations, VFR flights must legally land with 30 minutes flight time left, and IFR if not a jet, with 45 minutes?

So the scheduled trip can only be 15 or 30 minutes flying time … and what happens when the batteries get degraded over time … that gets to zero very quickly.

Not remotely realistic with current battery technology IMO.


Not remotely realistic with current battery technology IMO.

Hydrogen might be more realistic.

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Alice will be able to fly for one hour

Not remotely realistic with current battery technology IMO.

One place it might work is on the Seaplane hoppers ~ 35 minutes?

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Harbour Air eyes 2023 for first electric passenger flights

Updated July 8, 2021 2:14 p.m. ADT

VICTORIA - Float plane operator Harbour Air is getting closer to achieving its goal of flying to and from Vancouver Island without fossil fuels.
A recent flight of the company’s electric de Havilland Beaver test plane saw the aircraft remain aloft for 29 minutes on battery power alone.

Harbour Air president Randy Wright says the company has joined with a new battery supplier to provide a lighter and longer-lasting power source.

On Topic: Many years ago I met a guy in Yellowknife that used to fly sports fishermen into isolated lakes. He had a canoe strapped between the floats with a piston engine, a VHF radio and an old standby compass. He would drop them and the canoe off for a week or so then pick them and the canoe up. }};-@

He learned to fly in WWII where he flew missions in the De Havilland Mosquito.

A true character!



Boeing is investing $450 million in Wisk Aero, a company that’s building all-electric, autonomous, passenger-carrying aircraft.

Wisk is developing its sixth-generation aircraft, and expects to be the first-ever U.S. candidate for certification of a flying electric taxi. The company, which is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and New Zealand, has set a goal of operating “one of the industry’s largest fleets” of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft within five years of certification.…