AeroMobil flying car in flight testing

The composites-intensive AeroMobil 3.0, made in Slovakia, is in flight testing and could be available in two to three years.

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AeroMobil (Bratislava, Slovakia) reports that its composites-intensive AeroMobil 3.0 flying car is in flight testing and could be delivered to customers in the next two to three years.

As a car, AeroMobil 3.0 fits into any standard parking space, uses regular gasoline and can be driven on the road traffic like any other car. As a plane it can use any airport in the world, but can also take off and land using any grass strip or paved surface just a few hundred meters long. 

AeroMobil 3.0 is predominantly built from advanced composites, including its body shell, wings and wheels. It also contains all the main features that are likely to be incorporated into the final product, such as avionics equipment, autopilot and an advanced parachute deployment system. 

AeroMobil 3.0 also implements a number of other advanced technologies, such as a variable angle of attack of the wings that significantly shortens the take-off requirements, and suspension that enables it to take-off and landing on relatively rough terrain.

Top speed of the plane is 200 kmh; top speed of the car is 160 kmh. Range of the plane is 700 km; range of the car is 875 km. It has room for two people, including the pilot/driver and, according to the company, is expected to be certified as a Light Sport Aicraft (LSA) in the US and Ultra Light in Europe. AeroMobil says it hopes to start taking orders for the vehicle/aircraft in 2016.