Aviation 2050 Vision
The voiceover echoes themes that run through the closer-to-reality Future Vertical Lift and VTOL X-Plane literature, ranging from higher performance to smarter technology to greater fuel efficiency: "Future vertical lift aircraft will fly further, faster, and perform in a wider range of environmental conditions while carrying heavier payloads. Aircraft may be manned or unmanned. Flight operations will be automated, and the pilot will assume more of a mission commander role."
October 6, 2013 7:30 AM PDT
Photo by: U.S. Army/Screenshot by CNET
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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