Slovakia's Hot Flying Car "AirCar"
Goes from Driving Car to Flying Car in 3 Minutes
Travel Innovation on the Cutting Edge
A team of engineers at Slovakia's Klein Vision have created a next generation flying car, the AirCar V5 that transitions from a road vehicle to an air vehicle in just three minutes. That transition from driving to flying is triggered by the push of a button. The flying car has been successfully tested and flown.
Successful Test Flights
AirCar completed two 1500 feet flights in Slovakia this week that included two takeoffs and landings - all successful. Klein Vision took their flying car concept and turned it into a flying prototype in just 18 months. They plan on delivering 2 seat and 4 seat models, a twin engine version and an amphibious version. The AirCar tested is the two seat model. According to a company news release, it has a powerful BMW 1.61 engine that has a power output of 140 HP and a range of 621 miles. In the air it can reach speeds of 124 mph. The vehicle has folding wings and a retractable rear.
The Slovakian company says it will deliver a certified model of this flying car with 300 horsepower in mid-2021 and that it already has a buyer. According to Dr. Branko Sanh, Boeing's Senior Technical Fellow (ret.) "the wing and tail deployment/retraction mechanism is very impressive, converting the car into a plane". This may be one of the world's top flying cars ready for take-off and it is new innovation coming from Central Europe. Next steps: the vehicle needs certifications to drive on roads and to fly.