It’s crazy to think that we’ve reached a point where we can get a partially assembled aircraft delivered to our doorsteps, which would be actually safe to fly around, just like in the movies (or, better said, cartoons). But more than 60 people are eager to try this out. In approximately two months, Jetson has almost sold out its groundbreaking personal aircraft for the next two years. The first lucky owners will get their Jetson One next years and the rest will have to wait until 2023.
People from all over the world, from Japan to Australia and from Germany to Brazil, are excited to give this $92,000 personal eVTOL a try, according to the pre-orders listed by the Swedish startup. Although a partially assembled vehicle sounds a bit risky, the Jetson One claims to boast high-tech avionics and safety features, including a triple-redundant flight computer, terrain tracking, and obstacle avoidance using Lidar sensors, hands-free hover, and emergency functions. These are in addition to the race car-inspired frame design in terms of safety. There’s also a rapid-deployment parachute for the worst-case scenario.
Piloting this 63 mph (102 kph) eVTOL looks like fun, and it seems that quite a few people are willing to test the waters. Only three more Jetson One aircraft are available for the 2023 delivery slot, according to the company’s website. It will be interesting to see these pioneering pilots share their real-world flight experiences soon.