Maiden flight of UK-built plane

The first new British plane to be built in years has taken to air for the first time in the skies above Norfolk. The e-Go was designed and built in Cambridgeshire.

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New British plane makes maiden flight over Norfolk

The single seater e-Go has a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

The first new British plane to be built in years has made its maiden flight over Norfolk. The single seater e-Go was designed and constructed in the village of Conington near Cambridge and has a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

After more test flights it will come onto the market next year at a cost of £50,000.

Chief test pilot, Keith Dennison said: "Because of the small wing at the front and a big wing at the back, it enables us to put this lovely canopy on the airplane. And the view out the front is quite exceptional.

"Very light handling, it just makes the whole thing a joy to fly. Because it's so economical you are going to be able to enjoy flying much more frequently than in something else."

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