By Emmanuel Nduka
The world may soon start seeing dual-mode car-aircraft vehicles which recently passed flight tests and have been cleared for take-off in Slovakia
A statement by Klein Vision, the company behind the car-aircraft vehicle, stated that after 70 hours of “rigorous flight tests,” Slovak Transport Authority has awarded the “AirCar” an official Certificate of Airworthiness.
The company also stated that over 200 take-offs and landings were included in the test flights, adding that it is compatible with European Aviation Safety Agency, EASA standards.
“The challenging flight tests included the full range of flight and performance manoeuvres and demonstrated an astonishing static and dynamic stability in the aircraft mode,” the company said.
According to the company, it also hopes to commercialise the “AirCar” and make it available within 12 months, and that a pilot license is required to fly the hybrid vehicle.