First US Vertiport Planned for Orlando’s Lake Nona (FL)

  • Date: 11/12/2020

Residents near Orlando may soon be able to walk out of their homes, drive down their street and climb aboard a five-seater, electric plane (which, by the way takes off and lands vertically), fly to meetings in Tampa or elsewhere and return to their neighborhood that evening.

This is not some futuristic fantasy.

The City of Orlando entered into an agreement on Monday to bring the country’s first “Vertiport” to Lake Nona by 2025. Lilium Aviation, Inc., a Munich-based aviation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing jet aircraft, Lake Luna’s developer Tavistock Development Company, and the City of Orlando are joining together to build the country’s first urban and regional air mobility network as well as Lilium’s first U.S. network location.

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