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A New Air Taxi Model Takes Design Cues From a Far-Flying Bird

Illustration of flying battery

Beta Technologies’ Alia, which debuted Friday, draws inspiration from the ultra-efficient Arctic tern. The craft may one day transport organs for transplants. Read more on Wired… Published on: 2020-07-12

Beta Technologies Races to Develop Electric Aviation

Illustration of flying battery

The future of human flight is soaring in a clear direction: electric aviation. That’s the assertion of the experts at Beta Technologies, a South Burlington startup… Read more in Seven Days… Published on: 2018-10-07

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… Read more »

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 on Wired…

Cracking the Devilish Aerodynamics of Newfangled Flying Cars

Ava aircraft in hangar

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 on Wired… Published on: 2019-03-12

Flying Car Leaders Talk Public Perception at a Secret Summit

Texas Up Summit, Aerial View of Transpo Ranch

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 on Wired… Published on: 2019-12-04