British air taxi firm takes flight, inspired by F1 racing advances

A British energy entrepreneur and one-time Formula 1 racing team owner is entering the race to build new inter-city “flying taxi” services that tap recent aerospace advances while steering clear of more fanciful blue-sky visions touted by tech-focused rivals.

Vertical Aerospace flies eVTOL demonstrator

UK start-up Vertical Aerospace says it has begun flight testing the country’s first full-scale, fully electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft