NASA and Joby Complete Air Taxi Testing

NASA and Joby have wrapped up two weeks of developmental testing as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign. Joby’s eVTOL air taxi prototype flew multiple planned test scenarios at its flight base near Big Sur, California, while NASA researchers collected information about how the vehicle moved, how it sounded, and how it communicated with controllers. NASA is now analyzing this collected data to prepare for the first set of National Campaign tests, known as NC-1. Scheduled to take place in 2022, NC-1 will encompass more complex flight scenarios with additional vehicle, airspace, and infrastructure partners

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  1. It will be interesting to see how these vehicles operate in inclement weather conditions.. Helicopters can operate effectively in inclement weather and as EVTOLs are essentially multicopters, I would expect that they would handle even more responsively in bad weather.

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