Personal AircraftPrivate aircraft
If, for example, you're looking for a movie, we'll use your searching information and your locations to show you the most popular theaters in your area. As with Eid, our affiliates can also show you advertisements that they think are in your interests. Find out more about how Oath gathers and uses information and how our affiliates gathers and uses information.
Choose "OK" to allow Eid and our affiliates to use your information, or "Manage Options" to check our affiliates and your decisions. Log in to store these settings and prevent them from being repeated on all your units.
Private planes taking off from the backyard, available until 2018.
According to estimates by aircraft designers, personal aircraft that can take off silently from the backyard will be available within two years. The Lilium Aircraft develops an electrical two-seater aircraft that needs only 20 flying lessons per hour and can travel at a speed of 250mph. Established in February 2015, Lilium is the result of four aerospace engineering graduates of the Technical University of Munich.
Although originally limited to aerodromes, the Lilium aircraft will ultimately take off from almost anywhere in the world in a vertical direction - even from backyards - and will only require an open level area of 50 feet by 50 feet (15 x 15 m). It is considered to be a light aircraft for two passengers, and the pilot's license requires a 20 hour course - almost like a driver's license.
CAA has also defined mapped routings through the town, similar to airborne streets that must be followed by aircraft drivers. Pilot may only "temporarily depart to the right of the route" to bypass other aircraft. CAA would also have to issue the permit for each aerodrome, although the aircraft would be able to immediately depart from established heliports.