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3 Reasons Why eVTOL are Prime Candidates for Disaster Relief
Hello dear readers! In this blog post, I will briefly detail HazelAero’s top 3 reasons why we believe that eVTOL can be used for far greater missions than just air taxis. Now, this is not to say air taxis are not necessary! Accessible public transportation is extremely important and not to be looked down upon. It’s just that we at HazelAero believe that there is more to this story that can be written.
Before we dive in, I would like to thank those of you who have already contributed to our crowdfunding raise! I am eternally grateful to all of you and we are all working tirelessly to see this mission through.
First, we must define the problem of Disaster Relief and just how we got here. Many people are now acknowledging that our dependence on fossil fuels has landed us in the hot seat. The hot seat is Earth itself. It’s hot! We’re in a heatwave here in Central Texas and every climate scientist/engineer has been sounding the alarm for what has now become a crisis; Climate Change, the decay of the Ozone layer, global warming–take your pick of a term to use!
But it is not only this extremely hot summer that everyone is warning us about. It’s the wildfires, scary uptick in tropical storms, the rising sea levels, all of these, and more. It’s everywhere, rightfully, a constant reminder that the earth is burning!
So, let’s talk about how we at HazelAero are addressing this with our designs:
1. It's Electric!
Let’s start at the beginning. eVTOL means ELECTRIC Vertical Takeoff and Landing. NO fossil fuels are used, which means no further nitrogen oxide air pollution! This is why we chose eVTOL for our disaster relief airplane designs because we beg the question: why contribute to the problem creating the disaster? That problem again is climate change.
- The lack of fossil fuel is also the main point of the eVTOL movement in the aviation industry. It is being sold as a very great win for the consumer and producer thanks to its affordability. Still, I personally think it should also be stressed that this is just a very nice win towards the dire need for a reversal of the damage done to the Earth.
2. They're Quiet!
3. Why not?
And lastly, Why Not? Why not innovate with people in mind? Why not push the design envelope? What possible reason could there be out there to not apply what is known to what is for certain to find something that could be revolutionary?
And We're Live!
Greetings and welcome to the HazelAero Blog! It’s me, Dominique Mojay, Founder and CEO of HazelAero.
This type of blog existed long ago on a very baby version of the HazelAero website that is somewhere in these Internet archives, but this version is official! It’s here to stay!
On this blog, I will be briefly highlighting important pieces in all things electric and zero-emission aircraft, especially propulsion related!
Most recently, I have been conducting research on the various fuels being used and emerging in the zero-emission aircraft market and I’ve found some interesting takes. Here, I would like to share my personal take on the future of aviation in terms of fuel. Is it batteries that will bring us to Eden? Bio-Fuels made from corn and even prompting for further legalization of marijuana? Or could it be Futuristic Frozen Hydrogen Fuel Tanks?
We as an industry focus far too much on possible solutions rather than defining definite problems. Sure, it is true that we are faced with so many problems that is so easy to zero in on one (1) of them and go from there because we are human after all. We cannot look in two (2) directions at once, however, we can solve more than one problem with one solution (that good ol’ two birds with one (1) stone type of logic) and that’s a knee-jerk reaction we have to many issues. I’m going to ask a very radical question right now.
What if we simply acknowledged there is no right solution?
Because, in my professional opinion, there isn’t one. The world isn’t made for one type of anything and one type of battery, bio-fuel, or hydrogen fuel-cell is going to put a halt to the mess made by few and affecting many right now
Maybe I should phrase my opinion of it differently.
There might be no wrong answer. The conclusion I’ve drawn is that, depending on where the aircraft is located on this earth the fuel that must be used for it is going to change.
Sustainability is not a one-size-fits-all magic glove like fossil fuels have been treated all these years.