The 2011 CAFE Green Flight Challenge

Imagine: Quiet, Green Aircraft

Mark Moore, Brien Seeley and Andy Petro announce the GFC at EAA AirVenture 2009
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Today’s environmental and energy concerns compel aviation to go “Green”. To lead the way, the $1.65M NASA-funded CAFE Green Flight Challenge is a flight competition for quiet, practical, Green aircraft that will take place July 11-17, 2011 at the CAFE Foundation Flight Test Center at Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, California. It is the largest-ever prize for civil aviation and there are currently 9 teams entered. Team aircraft must fly 200 miles in less than two hours using the energy equivalent of less than 1 gallon of gasoline per occupant. Team aircraft include those propelled by gasoline, bio-diesel, hydrogen, and electricity. You can find the complete rules document here.

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