Unveiling (Part Of) Bell Helicopter’s Self-Piloting Air Taxi for Uber

Texas-based aviation experts Bell Helicopter had a CES unveiling pertaining to the passenger drone they plan to supply Uber with, for self-piloting flights. For those paying close attention to the developments, this reveal wasn’t quite everything one could hope for. Bell debuted the cabin only, in an effort to showcase the comforts of flying in these short-range vehicles. As Fast Company makes clear, how exactly …

Dubai’s Electric Autonomous Volocopter Coming in 2017

Between recognizing Dubai as a pioneer of urban innovation and understanding that the city is an ideal “extreme climate” testing ground for their autonomous electric multicopters, Germany’s Volocopter will be launching a five-year-long test program there—starting in the fourth quarter of 2017. The made-in-Germany air taxis feature eighteen rotors and a fully redundant power train. Quiet and emission-free flying, the vehicles are deemed safe thanks …

Call Sign: Pegasus

A short documentary on Chris Goldmann, Nelson Mandela's chopper pilot turned knife-maker, by Brian Fortune

In an impassioned and informative short documentary by director Brian Fortune, viewers are given a glimpse into one man’s extraordinary life. Chris Goldmann, the film’s subject, is the founder of Pegasus Knives. With deft attention to detail, material and care, Goldmann crafts magnificent utensils. His story doesn’t begin there, however. It begins first in rural South Africa, then moves forth into his tenure as a …