2021 may just be the year of flying cars with the U.S. Air Force’s innovative test trials. Thanks to aerospace company Joby Aviation, who created the flying car, the S4, the aircraft passed the Technical Airworthiness Authority evaluation.
Upcoming flights will give analysts more information to “assess the utility of the aircraft in missions like distributed logistics, medical evacuation, firefighting, disaster response, search and rescue, and humanitarian relief operations,” a December release said.
These upcoming tests will provide crucial information to the FAA and NASA for future technological expansions. According to Air Mobility Command General Jacqueline Van Ovost, the simulation and experimentation facility will be at the Ohio Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport, along with the electric vehicles’ charging stations. Read more about the Air Force’s plans for flying cars here.