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Things couldn't be looking better for the personal electric aerial vehicle claiming to be "the most popular eVTOL on the Internet today." It secured a record number of pre-orders, it attracted angel investors that will continue to propel its dazzling ascension, and its image is now linked to superstar and tech entrepreneur
Jetson made a genius bet when it decided to focus on a single-seat electric recreational aircraft instead of air taxis. This type of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) stays within the current legislative framework and doesn't require a dedicated pilot license.

It's a market niche that could turn out to be "the biggest opportunity in aviation since the Wright brothers," says Stephan D'haene, Jetson CEO.

The company recently closed a $15 million seed round and is soon gearing up for an A-round of investments. Among the global angel investors supporting Jetson, stands out not only as a music industry superstar but also as a tech entrepreneur and transportation consultant.

A true futurist when it comes to cars, is the perfect image of the Jetson pilot. From Mercedes-Benz to Jetson, is all about exploring new possibilities and reinventing transportation.

The famous rapper is officially a Jetson investor and customer and will also start training soon to become one of the brand's first pilots. Owners of this personal aircraft don't need a conventional pilot license, but they do need training.

The company currently operates a private airfield in Florence, Italy, which includes an 800-meter (2,624-foot) airstrip. This is where the company opened its first customer experience center and pilot school. The R&D and production facility is also located in Tuscany.

Jetson is also looking to expand to the US, where its flagship aircraft had an insane success. Many of the hundreds of orders secured so far come from US customers. The manufacturer is currently on the lookout for its future headquarters in America. And there's more exciting news: Tomasz Patan, co-founder and CTO, is gearing up to launch the first US test flights this month.

Next year is also set to be a very busy one for Jetson when the first units are set to be delivered to their eager owners. After scoring a record number of views on YouTube and all across the web, Jetson can expect a similar response to future video releases of its first test flights in the US. And we'll all be waiting to watch pilot his first $98,000 personal electric aircraft.

Last summer, Jetson claimed to have completed the world's first eVTOL commute after Patan himself flew a Jetson One from home to work and claimed that it cut his regular commute time by a whopping 88%.

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