Great. Now all I have to do is find two reliable hitchhikers to go to and from work with me everyday.Maybe there ought to be a law that all cars have to carry 3 or more people.
Since there was a recording playing of a voice-delivered radio clearance, I assumed one human pilot (to request and respond to the clearance) and one passenger. If it were expected to be autonomous, with 2 pax and no live pilot, I would expect a data-link clearance code to be delivered to the onboard computer and no audible radio chatter.If you're in a major metro area with a Class B airport with a 30-mile Mode C veil, you'll be contacting clearance for every takeoff no matter what you fly. But it does seem odd that a commuter-class aircraft would be designed with just one seat. Even helicopters which usually fly only one passenger in today's setting have four or more seats.
In 1992, when I lived in Florida, I bought a new Isuzu Q16 pickup for $8300 with air conditioning. I drove it 11 years and 175k miles. Did the brakes twice and the clutch once. Wish I'd made the investment to fix a few minor issues and kept it. It's still my favorite vehicle of all I've owned.I still have my Mitsubishi Mighty Max. They where affordable back in 1987. 230,000 miles and still going.