#21 Pilot Talk - Oliver Walker-Jones from Lilium

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Aug 03 2020 47 mins   2

Lilium has set out to achieve an air mobility revolution with its All-Electric Vertical TakeOff and Landing (EVTOL) 5-seater Lilium Jet. When this episode was recorded they were 5 years into the development of their concept with another 5 years to go. They represent the leading edge in this part of the aviation industry and have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in investments. As reported to TechCrunch, they have secured $35M from Baillie Gifford, the storied Scottish VC that has backed the likes of Tesla and SpaceX, Spotify, and Airbnb, among others.

In this episode, we have the pleasure of discussing Lilium's progress with Oliver Walker-Jones, Communications Lead @ Lilium, who will let you in on the challenges and opportunities that can be found in this entirely new segment of commercial air travel. Oh, and make sure you check out the video of the Lilium jet on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qotuu8JjQM) to witness one of their milestones.