Blessed by otters, Volocopter takes maiden public test flight over Marina Bay amidst gloomy skies

Despite the gloomy, forbidding skies glowering over Marina Bay like a bad omen, Volocopter managed to conduct a maiden test flight this afternoon (Oct 22) — if only for a brief moment before the rain started pouring again. 

Earlier today, German air taxi pioneer Volocopter and UK-based urban air mobility infrastructure firm Skyports officially opened a prototype of the world’s first flying taxi airport, dubbed VoloPort. 

The prototype airport is located on the Float @ Marina Bay and hosts a static Volocopter 2X vehicle for display.

PHOTO: Facebook / Volocopter

As you can see from the tweets by Engadget Senior Editor Richard Lai, the heavy rain very much dampened the start of the event. 

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