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Usher is “Coming Home” in a Flying Car Following Super Bowl Halftime

Updated: Apr 4

by Danielle McLean, CEO, HYSKY Society

video courtesy of Archer Aviation

The Super Bowl Halftime Show, headlined by Usher, was nothing short of electrifying. It wasn't just Usher lighting up the stage; icons like Alicia Keys, H.E.R.,, Lil Jon, and Ludacris joined him, creating a symphony of talent that had the entire stadium buzzing. This performance was a historic moment in music history, marked by a collaboration of unparalleled talent.

In the wake of this electrifying show, Usher took to the skies in a different spectacle—a commercial with Archer Aviation. Here, he introduced us to 'Midnight,' a flying car that doesn't just hint at the future of travel; it propels us towards it. As Usher declares, 'I’m coming home,' he encapsulates the essence of Archer's vision: 'It's Closer Than You Think.' This moment is a significant leap toward mainstream acceptance of electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOLs), and at HYSKY, we're thrilled.

Usher and Archer Aviation: Pioneering the Skies Together

Usher's collaboration with Archer Aviation in the 'Midnight' commercial heralds a new era in transportation technology. This brief, yet impactful 33-second film showcased on Instagram and, invites us to dream of a world where flying cars are not just possible but are a part of our everyday lives.

The Environmental Impact of Flying Cars

Is the prospect of flying cars a threat to our environment? Absolutely not. 'Midnight' operates entirely on electric power, much like a Tesla, ensuring zero emissions. The challenge, however, lies in the limited range of battery-powered aircraft—about 100 miles. But what if 'Midnight' could take Usher beyond that limit? This is where hydrogen steps in. Hydrogen fuel cells, also entirely electric and emission-free, can extend travel distances significantly, making them an ideal solution for longer journeys. While Archer has yet to confirm the adoption of hydrogen technology, other pioneers in the field, such as Alaka'i, LuftCar, Sirius Jet, and Alauda, are already harnessing hydrogen for their eVTOLs. At HYSKY Society, our mission is to support innovators like Archer in extending the reach of electric aircraft, all while prioritizing environmental stewardship.

Usher: Making Aviation Dreamy Again

Growing up, aerospace captivated me. I was glued to the TV during the Challenger competitions, dreaming of piloting through the stars. Yet, somewhere along the line, the world's fascination with aviation and aerospace waned. I've often lamented, 'Aviation has a marketing problem.' Then Archer, paired with Usher, proved me wrong in the most spectacular fashion.

Usher's role in this venture transcends traditional celebrity endorsements. He's not just promoting a product; he's redefining aviation. Archer's decision to collaborate with Usher turned a technological pitch into a cultural moment in just 33 seconds. This partnership highlights the 'Midnight' project and reshapes how we view the future of sustainable aviation. Launching the commercial right after Usher's Super Bowl performance—when his star shone brightest—was nothing short of genius. This strategic move has the potential to significantly advance the conversation around hydrogen-powered flying cars, demonstrating the power of celebrity influence in championing environmental progress.

When Stars Align for Sustainable Aviation

Usher's Super Bowl performance, coupled with his groundbreaking collaboration with Archer, illustrates a broader narrative at the intersection of entertainment, technology, and environmental consciousness. As discussions around eVTOLs and hydrogen power continue to build momentum, the role of public figures like Usher in promoting green technology becomes ever more vital. With the aviation industry leaning into hydrogen fuel and celebrities like Usher leading the charge, we're on the cusp of a more sustainable, exhilarating future of transportation.

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At HYSKY Society, we're advancing hydrogen aviation. We were founded on the belief that the future of flight lies in sustainable, clean energy, and our mission is to propel the aviation industry into a new era where flying cars and hydrogen-powered aircraft are part of our daily lives.

With a deep commitment to environmental stewardship and technological innovation, HYSKY Society collaborates with industry leaders, innovators, and policymakers to advance hydrogen fuel cell technology in aviation. Our work spans research and development, advocacy, and public education, aiming to demystify hydrogen's role in aviation and highlight its potential to significantly reduce the industry's carbon footprint.

Through webinars, summits, and partnerships, we engage with a global community of experts, enthusiasts, and the public, fostering a collaborative environment where ideas take flight. Our vision is a world where air travel is clean, efficient, and accessible to all, with hydrogen aviation leading the way towards a greener future.

Join us at HYSKY Society as we embark on this exciting journey, where innovation meets sustainability, and the dream of hydrogen-powered flight becomes reality.

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