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Lots of talk these days in the #airtaxi crowd about billion-dollar valuations and aircraft progress “milestones.” Whenever this happens I can only think about Virgin Galactic, Icon Aircraft, Eclipse Aviation, and DayJet. Some modest perspective ... 1/x
VG at it 17 years now, with only two vehicles, and zero flown customers. Icon at it 15 years, only 100 airplanes sold. Eclipse tried an affordable business jet; DayJet a web-based based air taxi service. (Both this century!) Both are ghosts. 2/x
VG challenged by radical/complex design and multiple flight modes; Icon, despite conventional configuration, challenged by composite manufacturing and doubling of aircraft price. (Now $400k for a flying jet-ski.) 3/x
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