Erin Lear launches Birde Academy, an all-electric flight school for women

The granddaughther of (William) Bill Lear, founder of the Lear Jet Corporation and inventor of the 8-track tape and the Motorola, Erin Lear is launching Birde Academy, an all-electric flight school for women which is the first of its kind.

The flight school is based in California and will be utilizing all-electric airplanes and will focus on training female aspiring pilots. Nevertheless, Birde Academy is definitely open to men.

Erin Lear has plans to purchase four (4) two-seat, all-electric eFlyer 2 aircraft designed by Bye Aerospace once available. According to Bye Aerospace, eFlyer 2™ was the world’s first FAA 14 CFR Part 23-Type Amendment 64-Certified Applicant for a “Normal Category” Electric Aircraft, (FAA application filed April 13, 2018). The aerodynamic efficiency of the aircraft is over twice that of a typical legacy aircraft of similar size and has high overall propulsive system efficiency with high motor efficiency with low cooling drag.

For more information, kindly contact Birde Academy.

You may also check our Terms and Conditions for our Content Policy.

Check out the more than 1975 relevant pilot training industry updates here.

BACK

Other Updates

‘UK Flight School Emerges from both Pandemic and Brexit Challenge…

Europe | 30th Jun 22

L3Harris Showcases its Florida Flight School Management Team

North America | 30th Jun 22

White Paper from CAE and Emirates Airlines: ‘A Future Learning…

Global | 30th Jun 22

Middle East Airline Received Massive 20,000 Applications for 900 Pilot…

Middle East | 30th Jun 22

Sign Up to receive AFM’s Pilot Training Industry Updates

SUBSCRIBE