USAF Talks “Flying Cars”
On Sept. 16, 2019, Air Force Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Will Roper commented at the annual Air Force Association’s annual national convention that it was following the recent “flying car” developments of the eVTOL industry. As a result, the Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson AirForce Base is launching a new initiative called Agility Prime. The program will assist companies in testing prototypes and technology for eVTOL aircraft using Air Force and other resources. This follows behind NASA’s Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge, which similarly seeks to support eVTOL aircraft developments.