Calgary graduates hope to save lives with skyscraper rescue aircraft

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A team of four former students from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) were motivated by the horrific events of 9/11 to invent a flying vehicle capable of rescuing people from skyscrapers.Team lead Nghia Vu said the terrorist attack highlighted how first responders are limited in their ways to save people trapped in high-rise buildings.READ MORE: Scott Thompson: 18 years later, what have we learned from 9/11?“Every city is building taller and taller structures,” Vu said.“A ladder truck is only about 100 feet long. Helicopters can only approach from the top down… Our approach is: let’s get to the face of the building as fast as possible.”

A rendering of the AERO-V, nicknamed Project Skywalker.

A rendering of the AERO-V, nicknamed Project Skywalker.Submitted
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