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USAF conduct first airman flight of military-worthy electric aircraft

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The US Air Force (USAF) has conducted the first airman flight of an electric aircraft with military airworthiness.

The milestone was achieved when USAF pilots Hank Griffiths and Jonathan Appleby flew BETA Technologies’ electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft called ALIA.

The maiden flight was conducted at BETA’s hangar and testing facility in Plattsburgh, New York.