Know what is the In thing now

Electric Planes Are Taking Off: Liquid Hydrogen Makes History!

Electric Plane H2Fly

Move over gas guzzlers, there’s a new sheriff in town!  The world’s first-ever piloted flight of an electric aircraft powered by liquid hydrogen just happened, and it’s a major game changer.

This isn’t some dream from a sci-fi movie, it’s real life thanks to the innovative German company, H2FLY.  Their HY4 plane is ditching regular fuel for liquid hydrogen, opening the door to super-long flights that don’t pollute the planet.

H2FLY's HY4 Soars with Liquid Hydrogen

H2FLY isn’t one to miss an eco-friendly party! Their HY4 plane has been like the coolest kid on the playground since its debut in 2016, always breaking records. This latest accomplishment involved a real live pilot taking the HY4 on four special flights. But what makes this extra lit? Liquid hydrogen!  

This new fuel is kind of like a superhero upgrade for the HY4. It lets the plane fly way farther on a single tank, almost like going from running around the block to cruising across the state. Pretty sweet, right?

Lets have a closer look of this amazing aircraft;

Liquid Hydrogen = More Range, Less Weight

Unlike most planes that use bulky tanks for hydrogen gas, the HY4 uses super-cold liquid hydrogen (LH2).  This might sound crazy, but LH2 is lighter and takes up less space.  The result?  The HY4’s range doubled from about 466 miles to a whopping 932 miles!  That’s almost the distance from New York City to Miami.

This is a Big Deal for Clean Skies

H2FLY’s co-founder, Professor Josef Kallo, is hyped, and rightfully so! This flight proves that liquid hydrogen can power planes for long journeys without spewing out nasty emissions. This is a major step towards making flying way more eco-friendly.

The Future of Flight is Electric (and Hydrogen-Powered!)

H2FLY isn’t the only one chasing this dream. The UK’s got a team working on a hydrogen plane that could fly halfway around the world without needing to refuel!  The future of flight is looking electric (and hydrogen-powered) and way better for our planet.  Here’s to cleaner skies and epic long-haul adventures!

You might also be interested in

Get the word out!