Taxpayers’ $1M to Fund Electric Plane Program in Fresno County

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Taxpayers’ $1M to Fund Electric Plane Program in Fresno County

Excerpted from The Business Journal

 

When you think of the cities of Reedley and Mendota, it’s unlikely you would associate them with being pioneers in aviation.

 

But that may change in a few months, as the two cities are among first U.S. customers to order the first all-electric pilot-training aircraft commercially available in the world.

 

And once the four single-engine planes are delivered here from the Central European country of Slovenia, where they’re being built, the cities plan to use them as part of a program operating out of their municipal airports and Fresno’s Chandler Field to provide low-cost training for people to earn their pilots’ licenses, said Joseph Oldham a pilot who presented the idea to both cities and is helping plan out the program.

 

Read the full by David Castellon story here…