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New take on personal flying (aopa.org)
7 points by prostoalex 5 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments

Personal flight for transportation seems to have all of the downsides of personal cars, the decreased energy efficiency of having to keep you airborne, and the additional risk of death when it stops working. Just because it looked cool in The Jetsons doesn't mean it's a future we should be pursuing.

What is the intent of these things? A form of transportation? Or for recreation? Noise and wind seems like obvious blockers for these to be used for actual transportation. I'm assuming they'd protect you from the 4 death blades.

while that one is a particularly bad implementation of the new generation of the flying machines, the typical arguments you voiced are basically the same as the arguments behind "Locomotive Acts" in Great Britain 150+ years ago.

Why is this even being profiled? It's not particularly innovative, it hasn't flown, there's no price, and the tech is untested.

Because "Model T on the way to a Ferrari."

Oops... laws of physics and all that.

I'm also not sure why this is a "new take" on something which, for all intents and purposes, has never existed.

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