This $700,000 Personal Aircraft Is How Fighter Pilots Commute

While acknowledging that his new aircraft looks like a jet fighter, David Loury compares the Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie (cobalt? to a car.

“Talk to pilots about what they want in a plane, and they will tell you they want speed, safety, comfort, and cool looks—the same things you want in a car,” says Loury, a native of France who in 2007 established Cobalt, which is now based in San Francisco. “But in the aviation industry, being concerned with aesthetics can be looked down on. It’s not considere…

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