Actual flying car gets airworthiness certificate

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12notes

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The Klein Aircar, a folding wing flying car, received an airworthiness in Slovakia after 70 hours of flight testing. While not a type certificate, it's cool to see one this far along, I would guess equivalent to finishing phase 1 testing on an E-AB. I wasn't familiar with them before I saw the article, but after watching the video, I'm pretty impressed. It's a real deal flying car. I don't know much else, I linked their website below with information and videos.

Story: Flying car wins airworthiness certification

Klein Vision – Flying Car for videos of it flying and driving - and I mean flying - one shot from a camera on the tail looks to be an 80 degree bank, another from a chase plane has the pilot doing a wingover. Definitely not the "look, we can get it off the ground" type of flight.

And a car with wings doing a wingover is just cool to see, when it rolls, you're looking at the bottom of a car in the sky. I recommend checking it out.
 

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EA-B needs the airworthiness certificate before first flight.
In Slovakia, I don't think that's the case. I meant that, since they're over 70 hours on the airframe and just got the airworthiness certificate, I'm guessing this would be the Slovakian equivalent of getting done with phase 1 testing of an E-AB in the US, even though the US does not issue a certificate for that particular milestone.
 

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Nice that it's certified to fly.

What propels the vehicle when used as a car on the ground?
 
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