Beta in the news

  • A Rest Stop Where Flying Cars Can Recharge

    Beta Technologies’ prototype helipad and base station for electric air taxis could also help route emergency supplies in a crisis… read more
    Source: Wired Published on: 2020-03-29 Story: Eric Adams Photo: Eric Adams
  • Flying Car Leaders Talk Public Perception at a Secret Summit

    In the few short years that the modern electric air taxi movement has been gestating—launching in earnest with Uber’s October 2016 proposal for such a service—attention has swirled around the key technological and policy hurdles… read more
    Source: Wired Published on: 2019-12-04 Story and photo: Eric Adams
  • Cracking the Devilish Aerodynamics of Newfangled Flying Cars

    As he hovered 50 feet above the runway in Plattsburgh, New York, Kyle Clark suddenly had a distinct sinking feeling. A literal one. He had full control just moments before, but his electric, eight-rotor aircraft was dropping fast. read more
    Source: Wired Published on: 2019-03-12 Story and photo: Eric Adams
  • Behind the controls of an eVTOL aircraft: A test pilot’s perspective

    Kyle Clark is an aviation pioneer. That’s not simply because his Burlington, Vermont-based company, Beta Technologies, is among the dozens racing to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft large enough to serve a useful commercial purpose. It is, instead, because he’s one of the handful of people in the world who has actually flown one. read more
    Source: Vertical Magazine. Published on: 2019-02-07