Priced at $92,000, the Jetson ONE eVTOL aerial vehicle is a flying sports car
Is the Jetson ONE eVTOL aerial vehicle ready for takeoff? Already sold out of all their 2022 production, Swedish eVTOL company Jetson has confirmed 100 units sold since its official launch back in October 21, 2021 with over 3,000 pre-orders on top.
Co-founder and President of Jetson, Peter Ternstrom, has described the Jetson ONE eVTOL aerial vehicle as “a high performance motorcycle for the sky”. Classified as an ultralight aircraft, the ONE weights at 190 pounds and has a custom built-in flight computer and programming. Terrain tracking and obstacle avoidance are enabled by Lidar sensors, while an emergency capability allows for hands-free hovering. With intuitive functionality, Ternstrom states that it will be simple to fly their eVTOL as it guides the pilot to stick a perfect landing, everytime.
The open cockpit of the Jetson ONE eVTOL aerial vehicle gives the pilot a sense of speed and openness, and when compared to driving a go-kart or riding a jet ski, there are obvious similarities of feeling. The ONE comes with a charger that recharges batteries in roughly an hour at 230/240V or two hours using household-standard 110V power.
Ternstrom even goes out to say that pilots can continue flying even if the engine loses out, though a rapid-deploying ballistic parachute is built-in as a failsafe. Now that’s a bold statement, but safety is a top priority for Jetson and they back that up by offering a 20-minute flight for pilots weighing under 210 pounds. Jetson founder and Chief Technical Officer Tomasz Patan went into the details behind the company’s plan to provide their customers with two-day training courses at the Jetson Experience Center.
Patan states that Jetson will make certain that the customers are prepared to fly the Jetson ONE eVTOL aerial vehicle safely and responsibly. Ternstrom added, “The Jetson ethos is all about beautifully simple solutions to air mobility and transportation. The Jetson ONE is our answer to fun and recreational flight. We can teach anyone to fly in less than five minutes. Our mission is to make everyone a pilot in a decade or so.”
There are those who can only dream of ever flying a plane, but those dreams may soon become reality with the Jetson One. If those courses are a huge success, we may find a clear entry point for the average Joe that just wants to fly.