The National Aeronautic Association announced plans in December to resume the historic aircraft race first held by the organization in the 1920s—but now the anticipated 2023 reboot of this race has been postponed.
Ultimately, insufficient sponsorships drove the NAA decision to postpone the Pulitzer Electric Aircraft Race indefinitely.
The 1,000-nautical-mile race will be exclusively open to zero-emission electric propulsion aircraft. Fixed-wing airplanes, rotorcraft, and multi-rotor aircraft, among other innovative electric designs, are encouraged to participate when the race resumes, though it's unclear whether it will be this year.
Principato is confident the organization will resume the race, stating, “The NAA remains fully committed to holding the Pulitzer Electric Aircraft Race as an exciting venue for the advancement of practical electric propulsion aircraft.”