On June 21st, a full-scale AIR ONE prototype took flight for the first time.  In typical Israeli fashion, the news was kept quiet and out of the public eye. Tonight at 9:45 pm Israel time the news is to be shared on TV.  But, of course, this video is already on YouTube and their website, so…

The company describes its aircraft as AIR is revolutionizing everyday mobility for everyday people, empowering individuals to seize the power of personal flight. Combining aerospace innovation with the maturity of automotive technology and uncompromising safety standards, AIR’s first-of-its-kind eVTOL offers the ground-breaking opportunity to easily “drive the sky.”

A visit to their website reveals a more sophisticated version than the test model will be made available for sale.  They are taking pre-orders with a $1,000 deposit and a base price of $150,000.  Certification and deliveries are planned for 2024.

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Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.

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