Come To Lovely Slovakia And Enjoy A Tour In Their Flying Cars

Come To Lovely Slovakia And Enjoy A Tour In Their Flying Cars

Could 2022 Finally Be The Year Of The Flying Car?

We were promised flying cars quite some time ago, and while many have tried, none have managed to receive certification to be used by the public until now.  Klein Vision’s AirCar has just been certified for flight in Slovakia after completing 70 hours of flight testing and more than 200 take-offs and landings.  This is still relatively low number of flight hours for the AirCar to be certified internationally but as of now it seems you can indeed take to the skies between Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia.

The AirCar’s 160HP BMW engine is capable of hitting airspeeds of up to 118mph (190kmh) and has a ceiling of around 8,200ft (2,500m); Klein Vision did not state the top road speed in their press release.  The AirCar runs on the same regular gas that boring non-flying cars use but you will definitely need a pilots license if you intend to unfold the wings and take to the skies.  The process of converting it from a car to flying car takes two minutes and 15 seconds, which is rather impressive but definitely suggests you won’t be able to take to the skies if you get bored of highway driving, you will need to pull off and stop to start the transformation.

The AirCar Prototype 2, currently in pre-production, will be equipped with a 300HP engine which will have a cruising speed of 300km/h (186mph) and range of 1000km (621mi).  Klein Vision may be the first to receive official certification to be flown legally but there are a few others such as the PAL-V Liberty and Larry Page’s Wisk which you should keep an eye on as well.

In June, the flying car completed a 35-minute flight between international airports in Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia. The company told BBC News it planned "to fly to London from Paris in near future." Dr Steve Wright, senior research fellow in avionics and aircraft systems, at the University of the West of England, said the news was "a good step down the road" for the company and made him "cautiously optimistic that I am going to see a few AirCars one day -- but I think there is still a way to go."

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