Vertical Takeoff
The lift and cruise vehicles takeoff vertically like a helicopter, powered solely from the lift vehicle rotors.
The two vehicles transition to horizontal flight, now using wings for lift.
Once at a safe speed, the two vehicles separate allowing the cruise vehicle to go on its way.
Cruise

The extremely energy efficient phase.
Least noise possible
Least air drag possible
Saves weight
Battery used for efficient cruise instead of high power landing
350 mile range
at
200 mph
Vertical Landing
When approaching the destination, the cruise and lift vehicles enter close formation flight.
The two vehicles perform a mid-air rendezvous to allow the lift vehicle to transition the two vehicles to a vertical landing.
The two vehicles gently descend onto a landing pad, allowing the passengers and cargo to egress.