The first light eVTOL from RYSE Aero Technologies, the RYSE RECON, flies below FAA regulations. It provides ways for non-pilots to fly into remote areas. Auto Futures talks to CEO, Mick Kowitz, who details how the aircraft is designed with AI and safety features that allow someone to learn how to fly it in a day.
The RECON is ultralight aircraft such as a glider with a parachute which is dangerous. The RECON weighs 255 pounds, and it only goes 63 miles per hour. It falls into the Class G airspace, which means 700 feet above the ground is as high as flyers can go, where there are no airports, says Kowitz.
“I am a private pilot. But I am also an engineer and I do artificial intelligence. My experience and background are in artificial intelligence,” says Kowitz.
RECON can not be flown in a highly congested area. There are controls in place.
RECON is an Internet of Things (IoT) device with tracking. RYSE tracks the weather and will not allow flights in bad weather. Due to FAA requirements, there is no flying in bad weather or at night.