Long wait seen for electric planes despite historic first flight

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Good start, and with floats these can land anywhere around Vancouver if they follow rivers or open water. Since the batteries weigh a ton, and they do not grow lighter like used aviation fuel, take-off and landing weight will be similar. Six passengers must mean without baggage. If you have baggage then I guess they can only take two or three, plus the pilot.

If they placed spare batteries at either end to be swapped out, that would speed up turnaround times. I have one idea to extend battery life... sshhhh... In the meantime, these flights will surely be sightseeing round-trips.

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