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Published on Jul 26, 2012
On July 19, 2012 test pilot Chip Yates conducted the second flight of the Flight of the Century all electric Long-EZ (aka Long-ESA) in the skies over Inyokern Airport California. Yates earned his private pilots license in just two months, the same two months that he and fabrication guru Chris Parker (CPR Fabrication) designed and built the world's most powerful electric airplane. Yates had just 58 flight hours logged at the time of the record breaking 202.6 MPH flight, and was confronted with a complete loss of power following the run, and his first deadstick landing, barely making it to the runway! There is motor noise from the prop windmilling but no forward drive, which necessitated a forced landing! More info at www.FLIGHTOFTHECENTURY.com