Watch: High-tech eSTOL aircraft hardly needs any runway

This remarkable hybrid-electric aircraft has raked in more than US$8 billion on the back of its remarkable promise: quiet, long-range, low-emission flights using almost no runway for takeoff and landing. Watch it deliver in its first STOL test flight.

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Cruise-capable eVTOL flying motorcycle rocks tilting thrusters

Czech company UDX is flying scale prototypes of a tandem 2-up eVTOL it calls Airwolf. With individually-tilting ducted fan propulsion, it's got enough wing surface for efficient cruise flight as well as agile movement from a hover.

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Stunning drone vs plane footage is a wonderful advertisement for flight

Flying has never looked more beautiful than in this short, cinematic FPV drone video. Serene, inspirational, captivating. The sheer confidence and skill in low-level flying as the pilot dips his wheels into the water are absolutely breathtaking.

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Quantum navigation system aims to counter deadly GPS spoofing

Britain has scored a world-first with a series of test flights to demonstrate the core technologies of a future quantum navigation system that's designed to foil one of the most potentially dangerous, yet not very widely publicized, threats that transportation faces: GPS jamming and spoofing.

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Groundbreaking spaceplane crashes before world-first aerospike rocket test

It was set to be the world's first flight test for an aerospike rocket engine, but the MIRA I prototype crashed on takeoff before the most innovative part of its propulsion system could fire. Undeterred, Polaris is building two bigger prototypes.

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$190,000 eVTOL deliveries begin July – no license required

Personal flight is currently undergoing a renaissance thanks to the rapid advancement of so many requisite industrial technologies. The next phase is poised to begin and the production version of this aircraft could well mark the occasion in history.

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Airbus Helicopters’ super-fast, efficient Racer makes maiden flight

Airbus Helicopters has flown its high-speed concept copter, which dashes 50% faster than other commercial copters, for the first time. The 249-mph (216-kt, 400-km/h) Racer demonstrator is not only fast, but consumes up to 25% less fuel.

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Airbus Helicopters’ super-fast, efficient Racer makes maiden flight

Airbus Helicopters has flown its high-speed concept copter, which dashes 50% faster than other commercial copters, for the first time. The 249-mph (216-kt, 400-km/h) Racer demonstrator is not only fast, but consumes up to 25% less fuel.

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Video: Talon-A1 test vehicle makes near-hypersonic first powered flight

Stratolaunch Systems, the company behind the world's largest aircraft, is making headlines again. The firm's Talon-A1 hypersonic test aircraft has successfully completed its first powered flight, which took place last weekend in Mojave, California.

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Video: Wave Engine’s UAV test flight brings pulsejet into 21st century

Wave Engine Corp has aced a demonstration flight of a simple jet engine with no moving parts. A modern version of a pulsejet, the J-1 engine powered a UAV through take-off and several mid-air stop/starts before the aircraft nailed the landing.

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