U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth almost certainly wasn’t thinking about electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft when she conceived the “Experienced Pilots Save Lives Act”, which among other things would raise the cross-country flight time required for an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate from 500 to 900 hours. However, the Illinois Democrat’s decision to announce it at Honeywell’s Advanced Air Mobility Summit in Washington, D.C. on July 18 was richly ironic, since the accumulation of cross-country time presents several looming and unresolved questions for the eVTOL industry.
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