Here's the First Footage of the Larry Page-Backed 'Flying Car'
One of my most frequent dreams once I've reached my REM sleep is that of flying. Whether aboard some type of vehicle or just plain supernatural flying, I'm sure many people often dreams of being afloat with their feet above the ground in their sleep too. Well, luckily for us, a Silicon Valley company backed by Google's Larry Page, called Kitty Hawk has just launched their new, all-electric aircraft. The company's personal mission is to "make the dream of personal flight a reality". How wonderful of you, Kitty Hawk. The Kitty Flyer aims to provide a new, limitless world of opportunity through a personal flight. Kitty Hawk's flyer is categorized under the Ultralight category of the US FAA regulations and has been tested and is safe to operate by anyone.
If you reside in the US, you can fly a Kitty Flyer in uncongested areas, preferably over water as the aircraft is specifically designed to take-off and land on fresh water. It only takes a few minutes to learn how to fly this aircraft and you don't even need a pilot's license to do so if you live in America.
The prototype aircraft that Kitty Hawk unveiled on April 24, 2017, will not be the same design as the official Kitty Flyers that will be commercially available by the end of the year. The company has not revealed how much one of these flyers will cost but if you sign up to be a Kitty Hawk member for $100, you will get a $2,000 discount off the retail price.
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