Like a baby boom after a blizzard, an influx of next-generation flying machines is heading to market following the pandemic-driven demand for private aviation. “Covid was a great accelerator for interest,” says industry analyst Rolland Vincent. “It brought in people who could afford, but couldn’t justify, getting into the space.” And according to forecasts from aerospace giant Honeywell, business-jet deliveries in 2024 will be up 10 percent over the past year.

Also benefiting from the trend is the battery-powered eVTOL landscape, currently rife with start-ups looking to democratize the skies over the next 24 months. Here, six aircraft—from the conventional to the futuristic—that are on our radar.