The Google backed startup has a all electric plane that could function like a flying car. The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. They have designed their first version specifically to fly over water. You don’t need a pilot’s license and you’ll learn to fly it in minutes.
It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. They publicly revealed the working prototype in April 2017. The official Flyer will be available by the end of the year.
The Kitty Hawk Flyer is shown lifting off over a lake with the help of small propellers under its base.
Google founder Larry Page has invested more than $100 million in flying car startups.
Several firms, including Aeromobil and Terrafugia, are developing flying cars that look more like tiny planes than cars. Many rely on vertical takeoff and landing, or VTOL, eliminating the need for a runway.
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