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Press Release: Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Advancing Despite Pandemic

Press Release: Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Advancing Despite Pandemic

  • 12 Jan 2021 11:21 AM
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Fairfax, Virginia, USA — The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports today that the growth of world’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developments have continued apace despite the global pandemic. 

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Leadership Profile: Prof. Richard

Leadership Profile: Prof. Richard "Pat" Anderson

  • 11 Jan 2021 09:37 PM
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At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Eagle Flight Research Center (EFRC) in Daytona Beach, Florida, Professor Richard "Pat" Anderson oversees investigations of alternative propulsion, unmanned aircraft systems, flight controls and automation, plus related certification issues.

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Inside Joby’s Unicorn: Flight Tests and Patents Reveal New Details

Inside Joby’s Unicorn: Flight Tests and Patents Reveal New Details

  • 22 Dec 2020 02:35 PM
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Founded in 2009, Joby has long been recognized by experts as the leading pioneer in the development of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) technology, but the company stopped sharing deta

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Commentary: Uber's Legacy: Elevating the Electric VTOL Revolution

Commentary: Uber's Legacy: Elevating the Electric VTOL Revolution

  • 21 Dec 2020 02:48 PM
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Until recently, Uber was often one of those companies that people seem to love to hate. Stemming from the well-publicized antics of its founding CEO Travis Kalanick, workplace scandals and the no-holds-barred expansion strategy of its startup years, most people were skeptical and suspicious of Uber’s intentions and motivations when it announced its interest in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

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VFS Invites Sponsors for Student Competition

VFS Invites Sponsors for Student Competition

  • 20 Dec 2020 06:47 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society has launched its inaugural VFS Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Student Competition. This 20 lb (9 kg) eVTOL competition seeks to encourage interest in unmanned aircraft technology, and small air vehicle design and fabrication. The Army Research Lab (ARL) is the host of the fly-off taking place April 16-17 between schools from around the world.

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GoFly Teams Prepare to Fly Again

GoFly Teams Prepare to Fly Again

  • 05 Nov 2020 07:09 PM
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The GoFly Prize was unclaimed in the Final Fly Off in February. Here is the story of the 21 teams who attended and their status during the pandemic. This is a follow-on to the article “GoFly Inspires Innovation.”

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Coming to Terms: Let's Talk About

Coming to Terms: Let's Talk About "Flying Cars"

  • 03 Nov 2020 01:54 PM
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Everyone knows what a car is. The dominant configuration is a self-propelled, wheeled ground vehicle that carries a driver and one or more passengers, often built in large quantities on efficient production lines and usually made compliant with the regional rules of the road. Affordable, safe transportation that is there when we need it, that starts every time, is easy to own and easy to operate. The reliable family car.

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Commentary: Looking Back: A Vertical Retrospective on Electric VTOL

Commentary: Looking Back: A Vertical Retrospective on Electric VTOL

  • 03 Nov 2020 11:52 AM
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Although the explosion of interest in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft over the past few years caught many by surprise, the development has been underway for more than a decade. 

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Leadership Moves: Vertiflite Nov-Dec 2020

Leadership Moves: Vertiflite Nov-Dec 2020

  • 30 Oct 2020 01:56 PM
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After eight months as the chief research and development officer for Hyundai’s UAM division, J. Scott Drennan has left the Uber Elevate Partner to start a consulting business — Drennan Innovations — that will provide “executive-level engineering, innovation and leadership consulting services,” with focus areas to include vertical takeoff and landing systems for advanced air mobility (the more expansive term for of “UAM”). Hyundai made the announcement on Oct. 20.

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Jaunt Starts a New Chapter

Jaunt Starts a New Chapter

  • 30 Oct 2020 11:50 AM
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Jaunt Air Mobility is an oddball in the sea of 350-plus electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concepts catalogued on the VFS World eVTOL Aircraft Directory (www.eVTOL.news/aircraft). It is one of the only electric gyrodyne aircraft being developed for the urban air mobility (UAM) market, and many of those who understand autorotative rotorcraft are impressed.

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