Volocopter, the German aviation startup, is now accepting reservations for flights on its 18-rotor electric aircraft. This is the first time members of the public are being invited to fly in the company’s battery-powered vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle.
Volocopter won’t say exactly where or when the flights will take place, so reserve your ticket with a degree of caution. The flights will take place “within 12 months” after Volocopter’s commercial launch which is expected in “2-3 years,” a spokesperson said. As for where, Volocopter has conducted flight tests in Singapore, Helsinki, Dubai, and its headquarters in Bruchsal, Germany — so most likely in one of those cities.
Tickets cost €300 ($355) and can be reserved with a 10 percent deposit. But there will only be 1,000 presale reservations made available and only for a limited time, Volocopter said. The flight will only be 15 minutes in length or €20 for each minute of airtime.