self-flying air taxi

self-flying air taxi

California’s Wisk Aero claims that it has developed the first self-flying, fully electric, 4-seat air taxi in the world. This is its 6th generation air taxi and it is reportedly “designed to meet and exceed rigorous commercial safety standards, making it one of the safest systems in aviation,” according to Wisk Aero.

Here are some specs:

  •     Cruising speed: 244 km/h
  •     Range: 144 kilometers with reserves
  •     Flying altitude: 2,500–4,000 ft above ground
  •     Seats: 4
  •     Dimensions: <50 foot wingspan

Wisk Aero originated out of an aim to solve for the annoying menace of automobile traffic. This is the dream of many in the eVTOL industry. How much that is possible, and especially for those who are not extremely well off, remains to be seen, but it is certainly the hope that inspired Wisk Aero’s founders.