Early in October, Chris Caputo stood on the tarmac of Vermont’s Burlington International Airport and gazed up at the far-off skies. Over the course of a long career, he had logged thousands of flight hours piloting both military and commercial planes, but this journey would be very different.
This is due to the fact that Mr. Caputo’s aircraft is battery-operated. He flew the aircraft, a CX300 made by their firm, Beta Technologies, along the East Coast with his coworkers over the course of the following sixteen days. They would fly through crowded airspace over Boston, New York, Washington, and other cities, making roughly two dozen stops to rest and refuel.
Mr. Caputo declared, “We’re doing some pretty meaningful work for our state, our country, and the globe.” “It’s difficult not to want to be involved.”