2012 Media Archives



November 2012  //Kitplanes Magazine writes on how Chip Yates is exploring alternative energies in his quest to solo across the Atlantic.  //READ HERE//

July 19, 2012  //Wired.com Features Record Breaking Flight of Fastest Electric Airplane in the World.  //READ HERE//

***July 19, 2012  //FOTC’s Electric Long-ESA Becomes First Electric Airplane to Break 200-MPH Barrier, Chip Yates Test Pilot at Controls.

July 18, 2012  //Maiden Flight of All-Electric Long-ESA – World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane at Inyokern Airport.

July 16, 2012  //Popular Science Magazine Publishes Feature on FOTC’s Electric Lindbergh Technology.  //READ HERE//

July 16, 2012  //FOTC’s Electric Long-ESA Successfully Completes High Speed Runway Testing at Inyokern Airport

July 14, 2012  //FOTC’s Electric Long-ESA Successfully Completes Taxi Testing at Inyokern Airport. //WATCH VIDEO//

July 5, 2012  //EAA Announces FOTC CEO Chip Yates as Featured Speaker and Displaying World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane at 2012 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.  //READ HERE//

June 19, 2012  //  Inyokern Airport (IYK) Selected as FOTC’s Long-ESA Flight Test and World Record Program Headquarters.  //READ NOW//

June 5, 2012  //  FOTC CEO Chip Yates Delivers Electric Aircraft Presentation to Scaled Composites Engineers at Mojave Airport.

June 1, 2012  //  MSNBC Features Transatlantic Plan. //READ NOW//

May 31, 2012  //  Gizmag.Com Full Feature on Lindbergh Electric Flight.  //READ NOW//

May 31, 2012  //  Kitplanes Magazine Feature on Crossing the Atlantic.  //READ NOW//

May 30, 2012  //  Audio Interview Podcast Feature by AVweb with CEO Chip Yates.  //LISTEN NOW//

May 26, 2012  //  Details of the Electric Lindbergh Flight as Researched by the CAFE Foundation.  //READ NOW//

May 23, 2012  //  Editorial Feature by Aerospace-Technology Magazine.  //READ NOW//

May 22, 2012  //  Flight of the Century’s Charles Lindbergh Electric Flight Plans Featured on WIRED.COM  //READ NOW//

May 22, 2012  //  Flight of the Century Issues Press Release Announcing Plans for Electric Transatlantic Charles Lindbergh Flight.  //READ NOW//

May 11, 2012  //  Flight of the Century CEO Chip Yates Video Interview on Transport Evolved London.   //WATCH NOW//

May 10, 2012  //  Flight of the Century Featured on WIRED.COM.   //READ NOW//

May 10, 2012  //  Flight of the Century Issues Press Release Announcing Company Launch and Infinite Range Electric Flight Objectives.  CLICK HERE.  Editors: The official press release along with high resolution photos can also be downloaded at this link: //DOWNLOAD NOW//

May 8, 2012  //  Flight of the Century CEO Chip Yates to Appear Live on Transport Evolved Webcast.  The London-based sustainable transportation show will air live on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 8pm BST (3pm EDT, 12pm PDT) You can join in live at www.transportevolved.com/live

April 20, 2012  //  Flight of the Century’s Patent Application for Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) Published by the USPTO.  The publication of FOTC’s worldwide patent was covered by Asphalt and Rubber Magazine and further positions the FOTC engineering team as thought leaders in the field of high performance electric vehicle development.  //READ NOW//

April 19, 2012  //  Flight of the Century’s World Record Electric Airplane Featured on PBS Television.   PBS SOCAL reporter Allison Everman meets with FOTC CEO Chip Yates and electrical engineer Robert Ussery at FOTC Headquarters in Orange County, California to talk about the past EV motorcycle success and the future of electric airplanes.  //WATCH NOW//

April 11, 2012  //  Flight of the Century Files Notice of Intent and Concept Paper with the Department of Energy for ARPA-E Funding.  FOTC’s parent company, W.Morrison Consulting Group, Inc. (a U.S. Government Contractor) filed Concept Paper 0670-1991 “Infinite Range Electric Aircraft with Dockable UAV Battery Pods” on behalf of the FOTC division.  The submission was made as a follow-on to the company’s filing of a Notice of Intent on March 23, 2012 in response to DoE’s FOA #DE-FOA-0000670 $150M Open Funding Announcement.

April 6, 2012  //  Flight of the Century Purchases Burt Rutan Designed Long-EZ Aircraft to Convert to Electric.  The FOTC team purchased the aircraft in Dallas, Texas and transported it to the corporate headquarters in Orange County, California for conversion to electric using FOTC’s patent-pending electric flight technology.  The electric aircraft will be used by the company as a flying test bed for developing the battery pack parachute jettison, UAV battery pack jettison and UAV battery pack re-docking technology, and also for attempting world records for fastest manned electric airplane and highest altitude for a manned electric airplane in 2012

March 31, 2012  //  Flight of the Century CEO Chip Yates is a Featured Speaker at NASA Ames for the 2012 Conrad Awards.  FOTC CEO Chip Yates appeared alongside Astronaut Rusty Schweickart, Google’s Vint Cerf, and NASA Ames Director Pete Worden.  NASA Ames Press Release: //DOWNLOAD NOW//  Conrad Awards streaming video of FOTC CEO Chip Yates’ fireside chat:  //WATCH NOW//

March 30, 2012  //  Flight of the Century Files Patent on Infinite Range Electric Flight Technology.  FOTC’s patent firm McKenna, Long & Aldridge, LLP file patent #61/618,482 “Long Range Electric Aircraft and Method of Operating Same”.