Watch the First Flight of a Piloted Electric Race Airplane

After years of development and delays, Air Race E has carried out the first piloted flight of an all-electric race airplane.

The 10-minute test flight by the Nordic Air Racing team took place January 28 at Jarlsberg, Norway’s Tønsberg Airport (ENJB). Organizers said it represents a significant breakthrough, not only in the sport of air racing, but across the entire aviation industry.

The flight paves the way for the world’s first electric air race series, Air Race E, which is scheduled for 2023…

Headed by international air racing promoter Jeff Zaltman, Air Race E will pit some of the world’s top pilots against each other head to head at a number of high-profile events around the world. The races will follow a similar format as the popular Air Race 1 series, known as Formula One Air racing.