Medical flights today are more agile than ever and can reach tough spots with relative ease. The question that remains is this – is it possible to improve them further? The answer is a definite yes. There is a race out there to dominate the skies, especially when it comes to shorter distances. From drones to compact aircraft, innovation is everywhere. However, what excites the human fantasy the most is perhaps flying cars. With giants like Uber in the race to leverage flying cars, the day is not far when we will see the skies dotted with these wonders.
Flying Cars as Medical Flights?
Imagine a situation where a serious motor vehicle accident has occurred on a busy road. Extracting the injured out of it can be an uphill task. While choppers are known to do this, it still requires a lot of traffic control and making space for landing and takeoff. Conventional medical flights, in a way, lack agility amidst dense traffic, and a lot depends on how skillful the pilot is to navigate in the given situation. What if there was a solution that allows for easy navigability, not just above the traffic but also through it. This is where flying cars come into the picture.
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SkyDive is a company that has made a lot of headway when it comes to flying cars. If successful, we might see a lot of medical flights which are actually cars. This will be a god-sent to the urban areas. Besides, the flying car industry is slated to touch trillions within a few years.
Currently, although several prototypes are scaling the skies, they are not yet commercially viable. The biggest concern is their range. These car-based medical flights will have to rely on rechargeable batteries. These batteries will not only have to be light but also hold enough charge to fly reasonable distances.