Flying cars finally prepare for take-off

April 19, 2021
A century after Henry Ford’s vision, air vehicles may soon be operational, John Thornhill opines for the Financial Times.

LONDON - Combine some neat technological advances, frothy capital markets and a few locked-down imaginations dreaming of escape and what do you get? Flying cars, John Thornhill opines for the Financial TimesContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

Date Goes Here-The electronic vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) urban air mobility sector has not been in short supply of designs and innovations as companies large and small try to cement themselves as leaders in the burgeoning field. The Vertical Flight Society, which was founded in 1943, has just cataloged the 200th design for the e-flyers that may someday soon shuttle passengers around our urban landscapes.

“The advent of distributed electric propulsion (DEP) has also led to radical new eVTOL aircraft configurations that don’t resemble traditional fixed-wing aircraft or rotorcraft and will provide developers with exciting new opportunities to radically reduce the operating cost, noise and complexity of vertical flight," said Mike Hirschberg, VFS Executive Director, to

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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