The e-Go aircraft is going through the final stages of testing. It is an unusual single-seat aircraft - a canard with an exceptionally light, strong structure, efficient aerodynamics, Wankel engine and state-of-the-art avionics.
A key aim of the design was to ensure that the aircraft can be flown safely by even inexperienced PPL pilots while retaining some pizzazz in the handling.
Keith Dennison, Chief Test Pilot, will relate the testing story that started in August 2013, illustrating how the inevitable development issues were resolved. e-Go aeroplanes was formed in 2007 to develop and market a range of light aircraft, of which the single-seat e-Go is the first. Over 100 people and organisations have contributed to the development, in what has been a unique community project.
Keith Dennison FRAeS, Chief Test Pilot, e-Go Aeroplanes Keith had an illustrious career in the RAF, including commanding Boscombe Down as Chief Test Pilot, a position that he also later held at BAE Systems. He is currently a display pilot at the Shuttleworth Collection and is also training test pilots in other countries, including China and South Africa. He has flown everything from a Bleriot to the Hurricane and Eurofighter/Typhoon - beside which the e-Go seems quite conventional.