We had another meeting with the FAA today and they have been great to work with as we explore the frontiers of electric flight. However we will now have to revise our airshow routine for Oshkosh to keep the speed under Mach 1 (see actual photo below of the revised eSpyder prototype Operating Limitations issued today). Its good to see the FAA has a sense of humor and we all had a good laugh about this today while we met.
At the end of the day I was back in the sky in one of the eSpyders and just barely managed to comply with the newly issued speed restriction while cruising at Mach 0.049. We are working hard to get an authorization under 14 CFR 91.817 from the Office of Aviation Policy Planning and Environment so we can resume the supersonic portion of our flight test program. Until then we’ll be operating around Mach 0.05.