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A journey through the history of electric aircraft – It is almost half a century since the first manned, electrically propelled flight © HB-Flugtechnik GmbH

A journey through the history of electric aircraft – It is almost half a century since the first manned, electrically propelled flight

Seventy years after the first motorised flight, the Austrian Brditschka family successfully made a manned flight powered with an electric motor. The first flight in 1973 was unmatched for ten years, and was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records. But for a long time now the family firm of HB Brditschka has not been alone in the market - in my blog article you can learn what milestones have been achieved by the electric plane, among others, since 1973 and what was extraordinary about what the expert Heino Brditschka achieved then.