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Aviation Conversations: Electric Air - the future of sustainable air travel

Following the opening of our latest self-curated exhibition Switch Up Sustainable Solutions, this Aviation Conversation focuses on the technology benefits of short-haul electric aircraft.

Date & Time

27 Oct 2022 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm


MOTAT presents: Electric Air - the future of sustainable air travel

Join us in the stunning setting of our newly refurbished Aviation Hall as we discover the exciting future landscape of electric air travel with Gary Freedman, founder of Electricair.

ElectricAir is a Christchurch start-up that operates the first electric plane in Aotearoa.

Gary and his team believe New Zealand is a no brainer for electric planes, with one of the highest rates of short haul flights per person of any country in the world and an electricity grid powered from predominantly renewable sources.

Their mission is to see more owners and operators choosing to go electric and their first aircraft, the Pipistrel Alpha Electro, is paving the way.

This will be a fascinating conversation about the world of electric planes and the future of air travel as we know it.

The screening will be held at the MOTAT Aviation Hall.

Doors open at 6:30pm

Attendance to this event is FREE but a ticket to attend is required. Please register to secure your seat below.


Free car parking is available onsite.


Wheelchair accessible

Location: Building 1 at MOTAT Aviation Hall.

Entrance: Motion sensor automatic doors and a wide entrance.

Stairs: There are stairs up to the mezzanine. This level is accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs by means of an elevator.

Noise: There are videos and interactives throughout the exhibition.


Parking is available outside the building near the entrance at MOTAT Aviation Hall.