Flying car start-up backed by Google's Page offers test flights

Flying car designed by Kitty Hawk

That said, flight time tops out at 20 minutes on a single battery charge, so it might take a few trial runs before you master it.

Cora is a double air taxis equipped with electric motors.

People interested in buying Flyers were invited at the website to apply for an invitation to do so, with no price specified.

Interested in owning your own flying auto? The movie Back to the Future II (1989) pegged flying cars as a reality by 2015. It recently completed a test flight and a CNN reporter was the one to do it.

You may remember Kitty Hawk as a company financed by Google founder Larry Page. But this wasn't just a test flight, it was the first that was conducted by someone who is not a trained pilot.

The uncovered cockpit appeared big enough for one person, with their head poking out as it might from a go-kart.

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With the flying auto segment being more competitive than ever, we can expect to FLY in 5 years. With a 8-foot by 13-foot "wingspan", the personal aircraft's water-proof composite shell incorporates pontoons for landing and take off.

Far easier to fly than a helicopter, Crane said she doesn't have a pilot's license and only needed an hour's training before getting behind the controls for her successful flight. The company says most people are able to confidently fly it in under two hours.

The model is meant to be used for recreational purposes and is not to be utilized as a means of transportation.

Kitty Hawk revealed its first vehicle previous year. In five minutes Rachel returned, placing a Flyer like a Pro. A feature of this vehicle is that it will travel through the air. Accepting such a death trap for day-to-day commute is going to be hard. Details on this project are, however, scarce.

In March 2018 NV reported that the startup experienced Kitty Hawk flying taxis Cora in New Zealand. But the question remains - when will they really hit the market?

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