U.S. Air Force Pilots Fly Beta’s eVTOL

AFWerx airworthiness test lead Hank Griffiths (left) with Beta test pilot Lochie Ferrer and the Alia prototype.
Credit: Brian Jenkins/Beta Technologies
Two U.S. Air Force pilots have become the first to conduct crewed test flights of an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft under the service’s Agility Prime program. The pilots flew Beta Technologies’ Alia prototype on March 9 from Plattsburgh International Airport, New York. The...
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