Cars & Rides
The Lilium Electric Jet
A personal plane that can take off without a runway might just bring us one step closer to living like the Jetsons. Airport lines are getting increasingly worse, so why not skip them entirely? And by entirely, we don’t mean some new check-in option that lets you bypass the masses and get to your gate before anyone else. No, we mean skip all of it—the lines, the gates, the airport itself—and fly in your own personal plane instead. That’s the goal of the creators of the Lilium Jet, a two-seat, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), electric airplane currently being developed in Germany.