We have all long awaited the arrival of the key to the future, the flying car. We’ve dreamed of the ability to drive down PCH, see the on coming traffic, spread our wings and soar on home. It is by no means an original idea but its realization would be a breakthrough nonetheless and now the wait may be over.
Slovakia based organization Aeromobil aims to have their Aeromobil 3.0, a remarkable vehicle that can drive at speeds up to 200 MPH as well as extend it’s wings and take flight from any domestic airport, available for purchase by the end of the year.
Despite a nonfatal crash during a test flight last year. According to reports it was on May 8th in Slovakia that the inventor and Pilot, Stefan Klein “encountered an unexpected situation.” The situation was most likely a tailspin. Luckily for Klein he was able to activate the vehicles ballistic parachute at 900 feet and landed with out personal injury. The prototype however was not so lucky and had to undergo extensive repairs before the next test flight.
The Aeromobil 3.0 is one of several prototypes developed by the company and like the other prototype vehicles features a two passenger cockpit. While according the CEO Juraj Vaculik this is still the, “first product in a series of innovative vehicles,” and we are all anxious to see what other craft they have in store for the consumer.
Aeromobil seeks to do much more than cut commuters travel time in half. They are proud of the practical applications for a craft like this as well. The potential ability to aid in search and rescue operations, use by first responders, or police all could lead to the preservation of human life.