Teuge 20th April 2022 - Dutchman Edwin van Voorthuizen is the first pilot in the world who received his pilot license with an electric plane (de Pipistrel Velis Electro). This happened at International Airport Teuge in The Netherlands at E-Flight Academy.
Student from the start
E-Flight Academy started last year in may as first electric flight academy in Europe. 7 days a week they train pilots with two fully electric planes. Edwin was a student from the very beginning. Before he started with his electric flying lessons, he passed all his theory exams at once. 8 months ago he flew his first electric solo. And Wednesday morning the 20th of April he became the first pilot in the world who received his private pilot licence with an electric plane.
More e-pilots are on their way
E-Flight Academy counts more than 30 active students and they receive an average of 25 try-out lessons request per month for electric flying. The fleet of E-Flight Academy will expand with one extra electric plane this month. And this summer they will open new electric flight academies in Germany and Bonaire.
Evert-Jan Feld (co-owner E-Flight), Edwin van Voorthuizen (private pilot)
E-Flight believes in a world with a quiet and clean airspace where everyone can fly and can keep flying. Without any sense of shame.
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