- Slovakia's Transport Authority has issued airworthy certification for the first-ever legal flying car in the world
- This means that flying cars can now be mass-produced and the times of flying cars are closely upon us
- The flying car underwent vigorous testing before being given the green light, making sure it was 110% ready and sky worthy
Watching cartons like The Jetsons as a kid, we all wondered when our parents would be collecting us from school in a flying car… it looks like that day is finally going to happen!
Changing the way people travel
Slovakia's Transport Authority says that it has issued a certificate of airworthiness for flying car model AirCar. This is a monumental step in the right direction for making flying cars possible.
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"AirCar certification opens the door for mass production of very efficient flying cars. It is an official and final confirmation of our ability to change mid-distance travel forever."
The car sports a 1.6-litre BMW engine and needs only a mere 300 meter runway to get going. It has a flight speed of up to 170 kilometres per hour and a flying distance of 1,000 kilometres, reported Times Live.
The flying car underwent 70 hours of in air testing before being awarded the certification. After 200 successful take-offs, the flying car was given the green light.
"Based on the fact that the aircraft met the conditions of national regulations set for individually manufactured aircraft and the required level of safety was demonstrated, the Slovak Transport Authority (STA) has issued a special certificate of airworthiness," STA director Rene Molnar told AFP.
It is just a matter of time before people are getting lessons to get their flying car drivers license!
Plane gets fueled in the air
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the US military flaunted how it is really upgrading its combat power.
The country’s navy achieved a record it has never got before. In a video shared by CNN on Monday, June 7, 2021, an unmanned drone fueled a fighter jet called F/A-18. In the short clip, the plane maintained mid-air slow speed as a drone stayed in its front.
According to the same media, the drone called MQ-25 Stingray was able to fuel the jet with a probe-and-drogue method.