OSHKOSH, Wis., - Silicon valley air taxi manufacturer Wisk has flown its fifth-generation test aircraft for the first time at a public event. Chief executive Brian Yutko and a team of Wisk employees stood on the flight line as engineers put the autonomous craft through its paces before thousands of aviation enthusiasts at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on 25 July, Pilar Wolfsteller reports for Flight Global. Continue reading original article.
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27 July 2023 - The demonstration marked the company’s first public demonstration of its 5th Generation autonomous, eVTOL technology demonstrator (Cora). Wisk completed a multi-transition flight, during which the air taxi transitioned from hover to wing borne flight four times. The flight also included multiple maneuvers that demonstrated the unique capabilities of the aircraft, such as hover, 360-degree turns in place, and more.
“We’re proud to demonstrate the autonomous technology behind our self-flying first approach,” said Brian Yutko, CEO of Wisk, which is based in Mountain View, Calif. “This demonstration showcases the state of readiness for autonomous technology and electric propulsion. Combined with the progress we’re making on Type Certification for our 6th Generation air taxi, we’re proving that autonomy is possible and it’s happening today. We look forward to launching the first passenger service on an all-electric, autonomous air taxi within this decade.”
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