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Is This the Decade That the Flying Car Takes Off?

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We were promised a future of jet packs and trips to the moon, but here we are at the start of a new decade in the 21st Century, and it’s fair to say it hasn’t quite turned out that way. However, there is one sci-fi dream that looks like it might soon become reality: flying cars, or at least things that work an awful lot like flying cars.

On this edition of KCBS In Depth we talk about the emerging industry of short-distance personal flying transport.

We'll start with the very new -- but very real -- flying shuttle services that are available right now at a helipad near you. Then we discuss the emerging technologies that are driving down the cost of flight and bringing every day commuter air travel out of the realm of science fiction and into the realm of science … hey, it could happen!

Guests: 

  • Jim Taylor, KCBS Radio reporter 
  • Dr. Brien Seeley, president of the Sustainable Aviation Foundation
  • Karen Tung Cate, the Advanced Air Mobility deputy project manager at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View

Host: KCBS Radio reporter Keith Menconi 

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