Turbine Training Center Blog for Cessna 208 Caravan & Beechcraft King Air pilots
“Look - - up in the air - - - it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a flying car?!?”
No, we haven’t taken to writing Science Fiction! Rather, this is part of our quest to keep our Blog Readers as completely informed as possible regarding the evolution of Aviation. And, the idea of Flying Cars is one that is being seriously considered, very seriously, by what is becoming one of the premier people-movers in the country -UBER. That’s why it is important for everyone involved in the Field of Aviation to stay abreast of UBER INNOVATIONS AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING.
“One of the ways I have heard their vision described,” Dale Wolcott, President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, shared, “is as ‘people transporting drones.’ The concept is, to say the very least, an intriguing one.”
What they have in mind is developing a fleet of electric aircraft that, like helicopters, would employ VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) and would help beat the parking lot - like grid we refer to as “commuting.” With a range of 50 – 100 miles, the craft would fly from one “vertiport” to another, conveying passengers either to or from work.
“The reality, and feasibility, of this program is probably best reflected,” Jason Wolcott, TURBINE TRAINING’s Vice President, pointed out, “by the fact that UBER was able to lure Mark Moore, who was working as Chief Technologist in Mobility at NASA’s Langley Research Center, into accepting the position of Director of Engineering for Aviation at UBER.”
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(To learn more about this topic, research “UBER and Flying Cars”)