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Congressional Hearing on Urban Air Mobility

Congressional Hearing on Urban Air Mobility

  • 30 Jul 2018 01:41 PM
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Urban Air Mobility — Are Flying Cars Ready for Take-Off?

US House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Full Committee Hearing, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – 10:00 am

This first-ever Congressional hearing on Urban Air Mobility was live-streamed.

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eVTOL News™ Directory Breaks 100 Aircraft Listed

eVTOL News™ Directory Breaks 100 Aircraft Listed

  • 16 Jul 2018 01:39 PM
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The Electric VTOL News™ now has more than 100 aircraft cataloged in the most extensive directory of electric and hybrid-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft in the world. Launched in April 2017 after the first Uber Elevate Summit, the directory grew at a rate of about one aircraft per week during the first year, but this has now accelerated to an average rate of two aircraft per week as more aircraft are unveiled and new actors join The Electric VTOL Revolution.

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eVTOL Video Library

eVTOL Video Library

  • 15 Jul 2018 01:35 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society now has more than 25 hours of online videos related to electric VTOL aircraft and technology.

Available to the Public for Free

Subscribe to the VFS YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/VTOLsociety for the latest news and educational videos on vertical flight, including:

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Kitty Hawk Flyer Enters Service

Kitty Hawk Flyer Enters Service

  • 12 Jul 2018 08:18 AM
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The recent explosion of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft development has engaged a wide audience of engineers, technologists, enthusiasts and investors, as well as the general public. (News about and details on more than 100 electric VTOL designs can be found in the Vertical Flight Society’s online directory: www.eVTOL.news.)

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GoFly Enters Phase II

GoFly Enters Phase II

  • 10 Jul 2018 08:54 AM
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The goal of the GoFly Prize is to foster the development of safe, quiet, ultra-compact, near-VTOL personal flying devices capable of flying twenty miles while carrying a single person. Here’s the story so far, nine months into the two-year competition. On June 14, the GoFly Prize announced the 10 award recipients after its Phase I competition.

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eVTOL Briefing at NASA Ames

eVTOL Briefing at NASA Ames

  • 02 Jul 2018 12:23 PM
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Vertical Flight Society Executive Director Mike Hirschberg provided an overview of eVTOL promise and progress in a briefing, "The Electric VTOL Revolution," to the VFS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter on July 2, 2018. More than 100 people attended, including dozens of NASA Rotorcraft Aeromechanics interns from around the United States.

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EHang Makes More 184s and 216s

EHang Makes More 184s and 216s

  • 01 Jul 2018 02:01 PM
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At the Future of Transportation conference in Cologne, Germany, on a panel chaired by VFS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg, Derrick Xiong, co-founder and chief marketing officer of EHang, provided new insights into the company’s Autonomous Aerial Vehicle.

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