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Airspeeder calling elite pilot to join its first flying racing series

Airspeeder, the world’s first electric flying craft racing series is inviting elite pilots from across the globe to take part in the upcoming first GP season. Airspeeder and Alauda Founder Matt Pearson made the call to pilots from civil, military, motorsport, UAV and even esports backgrounds at the Agility Prime virtual event. This represented a gathering of more than 3,000 leaders in the emerging eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) sector organised by the United States Air Force (USAF) to further the role of eVTOL in civil and military aerial mobility.

Airspeeder and Alauda Founder Matt Pearson

“Defining the future of global aerospace is a truly global effort and the aim of Agility Prime is to empower the brightest minds across the globe to make the ’not yet’ the ’now’. Matt Pearson’s vision for Alauda and Airspeeder perfectly encapsulates this mission. From bases in Australia, the UK and through testing and racing across the world, his team will hasten a revolution in aerial transportation. We are delighted Matt has chosen our forum to make a call to elite pilots to be part of the most exciting and most transformative new sport on the planet. ”

Airspeeder is the racing series conceived by performance electric flying car marque, Alauda. Once trained, elite pilots will navigate courses above some of the most visually arresting in the world. 

Electric racing multicopters created by Alauda will fly at speeds of up to 130km/h. Airspeeder GP seasons will be contested by teams who will buy the original craft and equipment from Alauda, the Airspeeder series’ exclusive manufacturer but will be given freedom to set race strategy and recruit pilots from a pool of academy graduates. This will create a technologically even playing field, encouraging greater control for teams to dictate approach and ultimate create the close racing that traditional motorsport fans crave. This approach has been compared to the highly successful Formula E racing series. 

Global logistics giant DHL also backed the Airspeeder vision early and perfectly fulfils the role of plotting and executing a global sporting and entertainment entity. Airspeeder’s races and testing programmes will take place in remote locations across the globe. DHL’s logistics support will be invaluable in delivering the most excitement electric racing series on the plane.

For more information, head over to www.airspeeder.com to learn more.

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