Personal air vehicles are currently in the experimental stages, as officially stated by NASA. Currently our primary mode of transportation, as applied to the American culture, is predominantly cars and airplanes. Often times when people want to go somewhere less than 100 miles away, the solution is to drive there, which wastes fossil fuel and pollutes the air. And when people want to go somewhere from coast to coast, the main mode of transportation is often to fly on a plane. Not only is that expensive, but it is also time-consuming and fuel-consuming, thereby wasting money, time, and fossil fuels. Although efforts to remedy these issues have occurred, however, they are not enough to solve the nation’s air pollution problems.
Therefore, the experiment with the personal air vehicles can provide great relief. The personal air vehicle, when implemented, can provide great benefits to American society. The ability to operate as both a car and a plane can help save people time and protect the environment. This relieves congestion found in many airports and reduces fossil fuel consumption. Also, the ability to function as a plane means that you can go to any place you want, without the burden of plane tickets and lengthy security checks.
However, a big disadvantage of personal air vehicles is its range. It is estimated that the personal air vehicle has a 1000 mile range before the need to be refueled again so sometimes it can be a disadvantage. However, with scientists there finding new ways to improve personal air vehicles it can be very helpful rather than detrimental. Once that limitation gets resolved, people can begin to experience the joy and advantage in a personal air vehicle that can not be found in ordinary plane travel.
So the benefits of PAV far outweigh the consequences.