U.S. Air Force Pilots Take the Controls of Beta's Alia for First Crewed Military eVTOL Flight
Beta Technologies is working to bring the six-seat, fixed-wing Alia 250 eVTOL model into commercial service in 2024 and is also building a network of charging stations across the U.S.
U.S. Air Force Pilots flying Beta Technologies's Alia 250 eVTOL aircraft.
A pair of U.S. Air Force pilots became the first military personnel to fly an eVTOL aircraft in a crewed flight when they took the controls of Beta's Alia prototype. Pictured here on the left is Major Jonathan Appleby and Beta test pilot Camron Guthrie. (Image: Beta Technologies)