One of the very first guest posts on Think Defence was from Ace Rimmer in 2009 on the subject of reducing dependence on oil based fuels.
To future proof our defence capability we must significantly reduce our dependence on oil and start looking for alternatives, this may simply mean more time in the aircraft simulator and less time in the jet-trainer
Read more here
Several years later it is clear that synthetic environment training systems have both matured immeasurably and seen a huge increase in use.
The Airbus E-Fan demonstrator is designed to showcase and develop another concept, alternative energy.
I think this is an important milestone and a significant achievement by Airbus.
One can certainly see basic flight training in the none too distant future being carried out in rechargeable aircraft.
Read more at the E-Fan media portal (loads of images, videos and detailed brochures)