We’re about to delve into the captivating world of Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft, where dreams of soaring above traffic jams and leaving Earth’s gravitational pull behind come to life. But before you strap on your jetpack and start daydreaming of being the next superhero commuter, it’s time to separate the sci-fi fantasies from the hard facts. Is VTOL truly the game-changer we’ve been waiting for, or are we about to embark on an intergalactic joyride that could leave us high and dry (quite literally)?

Startup’s bladeless flying car is designed to reach Mach 0.8