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Wisk to make EAA AirVenture Oshkosh debut with autonomous air taxi

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Dana Ermolenko
Country: United States

Wisk Aero will make its EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 air show debut this July. The company will have a number of opportunities for show attendees to learn more about autonomous passenger flight and the company’s vision of safe, everyday flight for everyone.

Brian Yutko, CEO of Wisk, commented: “Many of our employees are pilots and we have long dreamed of sharing the groundbreaking, innovative work that we’re doing at Oshkosh. This year, we’re fulfilling that dream. We are excited to introduce the Oshkosh community to our 6th Generation air taxi and to sharing more about how autonomous flight is going to positively change the future of aviation.”

  • 6th Generation Air Taxi Display: The company’s 6th Generation air taxi - the world first four-passenger, autonomous eVTOL air taxi - will be on display in the Wisk chalet.
  • General Aviation Forum Session: Wisk will host a special Forum session addressing the impact of autonomous air taxis on general aviation, including a Q&A session for attendees to ask questions.

Unlike remotely piloted aircraft that are flown with traditional flight controls by a human pilot on the ground, Wisk’s aircraft fly themselves while being monitored from the ground. Each flight is monitored (not remotely piloted) by a ground-based supervisor that can intervene by sending new commands that the aircraft then executes autonomously. This unique autonomous approach combines existing automation technologies with proprietary autonomous software and additional capabilities. The result is a truly autonomous, certifiable system with predictable, deterministic outcomes.

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