Electric Plane Flyover

UPDATE: This event is postponed to Sunday, 11/13, same time, due to forecast for inclement weather.

A team of students from Lafayette College are planning an electric airplane flyover during a football game on Saturday, 11/19. Lehigh University is the opponent and the game is being held at Lafayette in Easton, PA.

The Pipistrel Alpha Electro airplane that will be used is based in Hartford and, according to a Facebook post by Remi Oktay, one of the Lafayette students, will need to make 3 charging stops to get there. The first two stops are in CT – Waterbury-Oxford Airport at 6:15 AM, followed by the Danbury Municipal Airport at 8:30 AM. We understand that spectators will be accommodated.

None of these airports has charging facilities, so in what might be the coolest part of this, Ford F-150 Lightning owners are being recruited to use the vehicle’s bi-directional charging capability to “refuel” the aircraft.

We wish them the best!

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