July 7, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

Pilots Take First-Ever Crewed Flight in Military-Worthy Electric Aircraft

Electric

US Air Force pilots conducted the first-ever crewed flight of an electric aircraft — an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) — with military airworthiness. This milestone, which took place at BETA Technologies’ Plattsburgh, NY, facility earlier this month was the culmination of a two-year partnership between BETA and the Air Force’s Agility Prime program.

MQ-25 Conducts First-Ever Unmanned Aerial Refueling

MQ-25

The MQ-25 Stingray program’s first-ever aerial refueling of a manned receiver aircraft by an unmanned tanker was successful. The test took place June 4 out of MidAmerica Airport in Illinois.