U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.

LIFT Trains US Air Force to Operate HEXA eVTOL Aircraft

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

On November 16th, the Lift HEXA electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft lifted off at Duke Field for its flight piloted by Airmen, who remotely controlled the aircraft in a series of take offs, flights and landings.

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The flight was conducted as an early step in establishing a training program to incorporate Airmen into the aircraft’s flight operations, both to validate the HEXA’s training program through operation within a controlled test environment, and to serve as a proof of concept for the development of responsive training for government operators on uncrewed EVTOL aircraft.

“Successfully completing this training is a huge milestone and confidence boost to allow us to meet this challenge,” said Maj. Riley Livermore, 413th FLTS Futures Flight commander. “By helping these…


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