Chris Caputo spent over 30 years in the Air Force flying A-10s and F-16s, so he might not be the first person you think of when you hear “electric vertical takeoff and landing advocate.” But he’s a believer, and in this episode he explains why. He also talks about what it’s like to fly the Beta Technologies Alia aircraft, why the company is different from other electric aircraft startups, and why cargo may be a better business model than passenger flights. Chris also talks about his Air Force days, including the differences between the A-10 and the F-16, why military training is so valuable for an airline career, and what sound the A-10 gun really makes. In the Ready to Copy segment, he answers whether the last fighter pilot has been born, whether the Boeing 757 or 767 is more fun to fly, and when he thinks you’ll be able to book at eVTOL flight.
BETA Technologies: https://www.beta.team
Watch the Alia fly: https://youtu.be/yraISXJgW8k
Sporty’s Pilot Training Courses: https://www.sportys.com/learn-to-fly/sporty-s-courses.html