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Meet Emily Duggan the world’s first female airspeeder pilot

Emily is Australia’s leading female racing driver after becoming the first female driver to race in the Australian V8 Touring Car Series.

Electric Flying cars are the future of racing. 

Adelaide based company Airspeeder is taking to the skies with their new eclectic, flying vehicles. 

The company based out of Lot Fourteen will be building the spacecraft at the Australian Space Park.

Airspeeder was founded by Adelaide entrepreneur Matt Pearson who is making history with his fleet of airborne electric cars, first setting his sights on racing gravity-defying vehicles four years ago.

The electric vehicles, named Alauda Mk3s, have undergone vigorous testing in the South Australian outback, making history in the world’s first-ever flight of a flying racing car. 

Queensland’s Emily Duggan is also making history by becoming the first female airspeed pilot.

Emily is Australia’s leading female racing driver after becoming the first female driver to race in the Australian V8 Touring Car Series, clocking up 12 wins, 33 podiums and 2 poles in her career.

However, it is her unabated desire to race and win that makes Emily the perfect candidate to pilot Speeders in the Airspeeder and EXA series. She doesn’t take no for an answer.

Emily Duggan will be accompanied by blade pilot Fabio Tischler and Drone-expert Zephatali Wash as the world’s first-ever eVTOL flying race car pilots.

They will race Speeders in the Airspeeder and EXA race series in 2022 and beyond.

Emily who is famed for her hands-on approach to racing says she is very excited to be a part of history.

“At heart, I am a racer. I’m joining Airspeeder to push the boundaries of motorsport and make history as the world’s first winning electric flying car racer,” said Emily.

Emily alongside her fellow pilots Fabio and Zephatali will undergo rigorous training and development ahead of their first race.

This training will include the logging of over 2000+ collective flight hours in the Alauda Aeronautics 6-DoF VR simulator, which will mimic the Aladua Mk4b Circuit race within an XR environment.

The first race is set to take place later this year.

To find out more about Alauda Aeronautics, visit their website here.

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