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Flying Cars Might Become Mainstream as the FAA Plans to Train Pilots

Flying cars will naturally give rise to a changing layout in the way our cities are structured!

In recent years, the surface transportation infrastructure is suffering from overuse, extreme traffic congestion, and roadway disrepair. Currently, transportation research focuses on developing innovative and novel solutions to the aforementioned issues, i.e., flying cars that will zip along aerial highways. Flying cars are hybrid vehicles that combines fixed-wing and rotary-wing autonomous aircraft capabilities. The flying car will need to meet both the safety regulations imposed by the FAA and the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration.

 

Training Flying Car Pilots Efficiently

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it’s modifying its regulatory approach for the pilots of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. This emerging aircraft category would include so-called air taxis. The FAA regulates aviation in the United States. It’s in charge of registering aircraft, developing aircraft safety standards, creating air traffic rules, overseeing air traffic control, and investigating accidents.

The FAA says it will begin to certify eVTOLs as powered-lift aircraft, which would have seen the vehicles certified as light aircraft. These aircraft are far smaller than a commercial plane, most are designed with rotors instead of wings, which allow for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL). Most importantly, these vehicles are designed to offer faster commutes than traditional modes of transit for individuals, especially in traffic-clogged cities.

The FAA’s top priority is to make sure the flying public is safe; this obligation includes the oversight of the emerging generation of eVTOL vehicles. There’s a powerful opportunity now to design vehicles that can transport goods and services where current aviation can’t reach. People who want to drive and fly the transition will need a valid sports pilot certificate and driver’s license.

Increasing numbers of flying cars will naturally give rise to a changing layout in the way our cities are structured as cities grow taller, rooftop landings expand and air highways connect super sky-scrapers, freeing up space below. Fewer cars on the ground will reduce congestion and may give rise to parks and green spaces.