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CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium Launches New Age of Flight

February 8, 2011 —The 5th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS V), set for April 29-30 in Santa Rosa, California, will reveal how safe, emission-free, two- to four-seat electric aircraft could soon make a doorstep-to-doorstep round trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles on a single battery charge - and at nearly twice the overall trip speed of airline travel.

EAS V will feature an outstanding faculty from NASA, industry, and academia discussing the latest breakthroughs in energy storage, motors, quiet propulsion, powered lift, electronic pilot assistance, autonomous flight, and aerodynamics, along with proposals for how they can transform transportation. The symposium will also facilitate networking opportunities for faculty and attendees - including venture capitalists, leaders of the aircraft industry, government researchers, and aviation enthusiasts.

Keynotes will be provided by NASA's chief scientist, Dr. Dennis Bushnell – “Energetics” - and Lawrence Livermore Lab's leading climate scientist, Dr. Ben Santer, on the latest in climate change. Expert panelists will lead forums on the topics of Goldschmied propulsion, ESTOL, ultra-quiet props and NextGen flight deck design.

EAS V will also debut several new, experimental electric aircraft set to compete later this year in the 2011 NASA Aeronautics Prize, the CAFE Green Flight Challenge (July 10-17 at the Santa Rosa Airport).

To see the full EAS V program and to register online, click here.

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