Humans has been dreaming of flying cars since the early 1900s, and they’ve trying to build them for almost as long. Numerous prototypes have been produced over the years; the technology even came close to becoming a reality in the middle of the last century with the Convair Model 118.
The pace has picked up in the domain in recent years and with the technology now available to engineers, it is only a matter of time before we see several models on the market. How free they’ll be to move around is another matter, however.
A first jurisdiction has just given its thumbs up to a flying car: Slovakia. According to the folks at Klein Vision, the company behind the AirCar prototype we’ve met before, their car capable of transforming into a small plane has passed flight tests administered it by authorities.
The AirCar received an official certificate of airworthiness from the Slovak Transport Authority after undergoing 70 hours of rigorous flight tests, according to Klein Vision.