Yates Captivates Audience at Cal UAS Day at Inyokern

“Glowing political endorsements, breathtaking aerial displays and a miniature technology expo helped usher in the communitywide embrace of Cal UAS Portal last weekend when Inyokern Airport hosted an open house showcasing the strides the local effort has made as a candidate to host the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.” Rebecca Neipp,

Yates to Join Distinguished TED Speakers for Oct. 19 Bermuda Event

“Chip Yates is the kind of person who wakes up in the morning thinking, ‘How can I make the world a better place—how can I make a difference?’    Chip Yates has just announced his acceptance of an invitation to appear at the annual TEDx Conference in Southampton, Bermuda on October 19, 2013 as a featured presenter. He has

Two New World Records Electrify Crowd at CA Airshow!!!

October 5-6, 2013:  In a breathtaking ascent to 1640 ft in one minute four seconds, pilot Chip Yates and his now-famous Long-ESA set a new Guinness World Record for speed of climb to altitude in an electric airplane this past weekend at the California Capital Airshow, one of the largest in the nation.   Thousands of spectators at the former

EV Pioneer Announced as Conrad Foundation Spokesman; Oct 5-6 Airshow Appearance!

October 3, 2013:  The Conrad Foundation announced today that inventor, entrepreneur and electric vehicle world record-holder Chip Yates is the official spokesman for the Conrad Foundation’s “Spirit of Innovation” Challenge. The partnership is driven by Yates’ dedication to developing innovative global solutions and his commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education for young people. The

Yates Sets 3 New World Records Sept 6, Bringing Official EV Total to 14!

Feature Photo by Mike Delaney Friday morning, September 6, 2013. Once again, Chip Yates has pushed the frontiers of electric aviation, setting three new electric airplane international records in early morning flights over the Mojave Desert in California. FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, or The World Air Sports Federation) will shortly release Yates’ newest achievements in his electric Long-ESA saga, with first-ever

Sept 3: Discovery Channel Kicks off Season with Chip Yates’ Story, Part 1

“As the sun rises over the Mojave Desert, a brand new aircraft is revving up for an epic day…” Thus begins the narrative for the lead story on Discovery Channel’s “Daily Planet” Series, which kicked off its new season on Tuesday, September 3 with a feature on Chip Yates.  Part 1 introduces “one man who has

Long-ESA to Push for 5 New World Records Sept. 6-9 at Inyokern!

Following a perilous deadstick landing earlier in August during a new world record attempt, Chip Yates and his team diagnosed the cause of the power loss at 500 ft. and replaced the CAN module on the engine bay side of the Long-ESA. And Yates just successfully flew the first test mission with the new module on Friday morning, August

Failure is Critical to Innovation, Yates Tells Students at Worldwide Event

A live stream broadcast allowed the Conrad Foundation to engage an audience from 86 locations in 10 countries and 15 states as they launched the Spirit of Innovation Challenge on August 21. The centerpiece of the event was green tech innovator and world recorded holder Chip Yates, (shown above with a photo of the late Apollo 12 astronaut and entrepreneur

Up Close and Personal on Motor Trend TV: Chip’s Full Electric Story

Motor Trend TV August 7, 2013      “On this episode of ‘On Two Wheels’, we visit Chip Yates, an engineer turned professional motorcycle racer, turned record-setting electric technology pioneer! Chip decided at the age of 36 to quit his job at Boeing and pursue a career as a professional AMA racer. After turning pro, he

Long-ESA Named One of IEEE Spectrum “10 Electric Planes to Watch”

August 2013       Aviation is a slow-moving industry, says  IEEE Spectrum, but the daring designers of electric aircraft have made a lot of progress recently. During the past two years, as a number of key technologies—batteries, controllers, motors, and materials—have neared maturity and become easier to source at more affordable prices, there has been a minor

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