Air Force research into flying cars is taking root in the Dayton-Springfield area in a new way, with a groundbreaking for an “advanced urban air mobility technology simulator” facility set for Thursday at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport.
Designed to be used by BETA Technologies and Joby Aviation, two pioneer businesses in the field of electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, the facility will speed the Air Force’s deepening exploration of the vehicles, a project called “Agility Prime.”
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Written by Thomas Gnau.
Originally published December 7, 2020.