Xwing's autonomous modified Cessna 208B Grand Caravan.

What It’s Like To Ride On A Self-flying Cessna

Our colleague is one of only a few people to have flown in Xwing's experimental aircraft.

Autonomous flight pioneer Xwing brought BJT sister publication FutureFlight reporter Hanneke Weitering along for a demonstration ride on the company’s modified Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. She is one of a small number of passengers to have flown in the experimental aircraft, which is mainly intended for cargo operations. For now, Xwing’s autonomous flights always have a safety pilot on board, but the company plans to operate a fleet of pilotless cargo airplanes after it receives supplemental type certification from the FAA, which it expects to achieve in 2024.

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