Friday, January 12, 2007

Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency

The CAFE Foundation (Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency)have been selected by NASA to host the great Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) Challenge.

The Personal Air Vehicle Centennial Challenge (PAV CC)is a $250,000 annual flight competition for small aircraft. Some key features of PAVs are:

* 200 mph “car” that flies above gridlock without traffic delays
* Quiet, safe, comfortable and reliable
* Able to be flown by anyone with a driver's license
* As affordable as travel by car or airliner
* Near all-weather, on-demand travel enabled by synthetic vision
* Highly fuel efficient and able to use alternative fuels
* Up to 800 mile range
* Walk to grandma’s from small residential airfields

A move towards individualised flying-cars??

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