Samson Sky’s flying car, the Switchblade, recently completed its maiden flight at Grant County International Airport (KMWH) in Washington state.
The AirCar flying car has been issued a Certificate of Airworthiness by the Slovak Transport Authority, with the company now working on the production model.
AirCar, a dual-mode car-aircraft, moved closer to production with the milestone 35-minute flight from the international airport in Nitra to the international airport in Bratislava, Slovakia, on June 28, 2021.
Pre-orders are now being taken for the electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle, which is priced at $789,000. First flights are expected in 2022, with certification expected in 2026.
The vehicle that received the FAA Special Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) airworthiness certificate is legal only for flight and represents the initial version of the Transition roadable aircraft, company officials noted.
Terrafugia will produce and sell additional flight-only versions as it evolves the driving portion of the Transition design, with the goal of being legal both in the sky and on roads in 2022.
A video shows the first flights, including the transformation from a car to an airplane.
The company reports 1,313 reservations for the $150,000 flying car.
The law creates a way for the owner of a “roadable aircraft” to register with the Division of Motor Vehicles and get license plates.
Flying car company has inked a deal for office and hangar space at Boire Field Airport (KASH) in Nashua, New Hampshire.