The “Mega Skyport” Is a Fanciful Future Landing Spot for Uber’s Flying Taxis


By: Jay Sikka

Uber has been the highest-profile player to wade into the flying taxi market. The rideshare company’s Elevate program eyes test markets in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Dubai where new vehicles would start flying within a few years. Uber wants these vehicles to be electric, light weight, and capable of vertical take off and landing. The Mega Skyport is not like the vertiports that exist today, which are little more than concrete pads with limited space. These Skyports would attract tourists to food and shopping as well.

This is related to engineering because the Skyports need to be built and designed to fit Uber’s needs. These Skyports will change the flight industry.