Watch as self-flying air taxi completes its first public flight

  • Watch this video of Wisk Aero’s self-flying air taxi eVTOL on its first public flight
  • It’s the fifth-generation air taxi for the L.A. company
  • It boasts a range of 144 kilometers (90 miles) and a cruise speed of up to 129 knots

Published on Feb 06, 2024 at 6:07 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Feb 06, 2024 at 7:39 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Adam Gray

Wisk Aero’s self-flying air taxi eVTOL is off to a flying start with its first public flight – and you can see it in action in this video.

The fifth-generation air taxi took to the skies at Long Beach’s Festival of Flight in L.A. back in October.

Wisk Aero considered the venture of the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) a major milestone for the air taxi.

Boasting a range of 144 kilometers (90 miles) and a cruise speed of up to 129 knots, the flight was both quiet and safe. 

Consider it the Tesla Robotaxi of the air.

The company revealed in a statement that it had proven that autonomous passenger flights could soon become a reality.

Wisk Aero have conducted more than 1,700 test flights to date.

This includes a number of test flights at Long Beach Airport, to see how the air taxi would perform in a complex commercial airport.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.