Alpha One Takes to the Skies
There’s an age-old proverb: “you need to see something before you can accept that it really exists,” often condensed to the simpler “seeing is believing.” That phrase certainly rings true for Vahana and our first flight on January 31st.
Reflecting on the first flights
Over the course of Alpha One flight testing, we’ve been taking extensive video as documentation and, from that, we created a video to celebrate all the hard work that went into our successful first flights, the team behind this project, and the elegance of the aircraft itself. Today, we’re sharing that video with all of you who have followed along on our journey, so you too can experience the excitement of our first flight beyond the images we’ve shared over the last few weeks.
We hope you enjoy the below video and get just as inspired watching it as we did experiencing it!
During our minute-long flight, the primary battery system used about 8% of its total energy, demonstrating that the vehicle is capable of much more. As our flight test campaign continues, we will be sure to keep you updated. Keep checking the blog for updates on our next rounds of tests, vehicle designs, and visual content.