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"The Flying Man" Creates a Flying Car

 World's 1st   Flying Car You Can Flight Test - JetRacer                                                  Source:  Zapata VTOL With Speed & Maneuverability French inventor, entrepreneur and flying enthusiast Franky Zapata has created an unconventional flying car called JetRacer for the public to fly and enjoy.  JetRacer is being called the world's first flying car that you can actually test fly.  Zapata is a world champion jet skier and a serial entrepreneur and adventurer. He is known in France as "The Flying Man". He is famous for successfully flying over the English Channel in his homemade jetpack/hoverboard called Flyboard in 2019.  Now he and his company Zapata have invented a VTOL, or vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, that is powered by 10 micro-turbo-jet engines.  He says that JetRacer can keep on flying even if it loses 2 engines. What We Know About Jet Racer It's a single seat aircraft that can carry up to 440 pounds. In essence, it is part plane

Flying Cars Deployed as EMS Ambulances

  Flying Cars Carrying 1st Responders to Medical Emergencies                                              Source:  Urban Aeronautics Israel & USAF Developing Flying Car EMS Vehicles Israel and the US Air Force are separately developing flying cars to save lives.  Israel claims to have the first ever flying car ambulances in development.  Urban Aeronautics of Israel and Hatzolah Air of Queens, New York are partnering to develop a flying EMS ambulance vehicle.  It's called CityHawk and they expect to have it in operation within five years.  One of the most strategic applications for flying cars is to deploy first responders to accident scenes by flying them over traffic, gain access to difficult locations and get to the location more quickly to save lives. Plans for CityHawk CityHawk relies on hybrid propulsion and is designed for medical rescues particularly in urban areas.  It will be suited with a complete package of life support equipment.  It can support at least five people