The future is already here: A flying car received today (Monday) the approval of the Slovak Transport Authority and won an airworthiness certificate, after completing 70 hours of rigorous flight checks, a full range of flight maneuvers, and performing over 200 takeoffs and landings.
Klein Vision, which developed the vehicle, said: “The BMW ‘AirCar’ with a 1.6-liter engine can travel on roads and fly in the sky. The tests performed showed incredible static and dynamic stability when the car was in flight mode. Take-off and landing procedures were achieved Even without the driver having to touch the flight controls. ”
The company also claims that the amount of flight tests it performed in Slovakia complies with European Aviation Safety Agency standards, saying: “After the approval we received today we have taken another important step for mass production.” Klein Vision made its car debut in 2020, completing its first long-haul flight in June last year.
The inventor and head of the development team and pilot, Professor Stefan Klein, said: “AirCar certification opens the door to mass production of highly efficient flying cars. The permit has allowed us to change the way we travel medium distances from now on.”
Co-founder of the project, Anton Zajac, said: “Fifty years ago, the car was the epitome of freedom. ‘AirCar’ expands these boundaries, by taking us to the next dimension, where a road meets heaven.”