Innovation Superstar to Share Surprise Video at 8/21 Spirit of Innovation Challenge Kickoff

The Conrad Foundation has announced their annual “Spirit of Innovation Challenge” and the live stream launch event, featuring special guest speaker Chip Yates…world record holder, entrepreneur and inventor. In addition to sharing five motivational life lessons with the audience, Yates will also show the nail-biting video of his recent near miss, losing power at 500 ft during an

1st Anniversary Flight Uses Powerful New Battery

 After a year hiatus that included refining and testing his Long-ESA for planned groundbreaking flights this summer and fall, Chip Yates piloted his electric plane for a successful 20-minute flight at 5,500 feet to test his new battery pack from EnerDel…and all on the first anniversary of the plane’s July 19, 2012 record-breaking maiden flight

Long-ESA 2.0 Navigates Two TV Shoots

Only two days apart, Chip Yates piloted his electric Long-ESA for two lengthy photo shoots for upcoming TV specials. The site for both was Inyokern Airport, where the electric plane is berthed and tested. On July 20 Discovery Channel’s “Daily Planet”  filmed Yates in a variety of activity including a high-speed fly-by  at 50% throttle,

Living the “Wired.com” Life!

For loyal and engaged journalism, it doesn’t get any better than wired.com, who has been following Chip Yates’ electric innovation saga from the days of his world record setting electric motorcycle adventures to the birth of his Long-ESA and the plan to fly it nonstop across the Atlantic. Wired covered  the July 19, 2012 world

Whirlwind Sacramento Visit Sets Stage for Fall Airshow Challenge

                                          On July 11, in preparation for his participation in the October 5-6 California Capital Airshow, Chip Yates flew to Sacramento for a fast-paced visit that included meeting with community and business leaders and with

The Importance of Kids and Science

The Flight of the Century team believes it is critical for the future success of America to engage our kids in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (“STEM”). During our travels, we make a point of dropping in on our schools to talk about the importance and real world relevance of how taking these hard classes

Honored by California Assembly and Senate

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION By the Honorable Shannon L. Grove, 32nd Assembly District; Relative to commending Chip Yates Whereas, In recognition of his record-breaking flight at Inyokern Airport on July 19, 2012, Chip Yates is deserving of the special honors and highest commendations of the people of California; and Whereas, by breaking the 200-mile-per-hour barrier

Chip Yates Lindbergh Foundation Oshkosh Presentation

EAA AirVenture Today Article

By James Wyndbrandt Chip Yates, a brand new pilot who last week set the world speed record of 202.6 mph for electric aircraft using a powerplant he designed, will reveal today in an 11:15 a.m. presentation at Innovation Hangar North what happened when he was forced to make a dead-stick landing at the conclusion of

AirVenture Oshkosh Summary to FOTC Stakeholders

Dear Friends and Stakeholders!   Tomorrow we pack up and tow home from 2012 EAA AirVenture OshKosh after an incredible week where we learned a ton and left our mark on the event by shaking things up and getting folks thinking outside the box about the future of electric aviation.  Our team of Tim Reynolds,

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