This Self-Flying Plane Could Change the Future of Travel Forever

Taking a flight in a pilotless, self-flying plane might be a wild proposition for some, but robot passenger aircraft could be the future of air travel. What makes the Wisk Air Taxi extra futuristic is that it has electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) capabilities. Brian Yutko, Wisk CEO, says the company anticipates that it will seek FAA clearance for the Air Taxi, and then will take it to market to transport passengers. The Air Taxi is designed to operate close to where people live because you have to be able to take off and land vertically, but then fly like an airplane. Long-term, the company aims to provide air taxi services to densely populated urban centers. The Air Taxi can carry 4 passengers and carry-on luggage. The typical cruising altitude is between 2,500 and 4,000 feet at speeds of 125-140mph, with a range of 90 miles and a charging time of 15 minutes.