eVTOL electric air race series picks its first pilots


Quad-copters with a top speed of 160mph


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The Airspeeder series for electric aircraft has announced the first three pilots ahead of its mooted race series this year.

The three intakes, selected from over 1000 applicants, are headlined by Emily Duggan .

The 29-year-old is a regular racer in Australia and in 2016 became the first female driver to compete in the V8 Supercars series.

Emily Duggan

Emily Duggan is one of the first ‘racers’


She will be joined by Zephatali Walsh – a competitor in the Drone Champions League, and Fabio Tischler, an expert drone pilot who has created footage for some of the world’s biggest brands by flying camera-laden drones at locations around the world.

The quad-copter ‘flying cars’, which are capable of matching the thrust-weight ratio of an F16 fighter jet, will be raced remotely this year as a pilot run before being fully manned in the future. The venue for the first race has yet to be announced, but the Alauda-built machines have done their development testing in South Australia.