24 October 2018
USA Today reports on the future possibility of “putting down a $1,000-reservation to buy a ‘personal helicopter’ – a small, relatively inexpensive, partially electric powered craft designed for two people taking short hops.” Workhorse Group, based in Cincinnati-based Workhorse, “believes it’s on the forefront of electric vertical take off and landing technology, or eVTOL.” The company plans to sell its first helicopter model by 2021. The aircraft will include a “ballistic parachute” – a parachute deployed by an explosive charge – intended to work at altitudes above 100 feet. (Image: Bell Helicopter's autonomous air taxi concept is displayed at CES International, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Associated Press–©) /Jae C. Hong)
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