Futuristic flying 'AirCar' takes to the skies for the first time 

Futuristic flying 'AirCar' that can transform from a road vehicle into a plane in under THREE MINUTES takes to the skies for the first time No price details have been revealed but it should be ready for sale next year  It can travel at about 124 miles per hour for up to 600 miles, developers claim It completed two test flights complete with take off and landing in Slovakia 

By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline

Published: 16:15 GMT, 28 October 2020 | Updated: 16:28 GMT, 28 October 2020

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A flying sports car that can go from road vehicle to aircraft in just three minutes has flown 1,500ft in the air over Slovakia as part of a test flight, its developers say.

, developed by Slovakian firm KleinVision, shows it driving on a runway, stopping to deploy wings, and then soaring through the air.

This is the fifth prototype of the flying car and developers say it would be great for leisure and self-driving journeys, or as a commercial taxi service.

No price details have been revealed for the futuristic vehicle, but it can travel for about 620 miles at a time and could be seen in the air and on the roads from next year.

Sensational footage of the AirCar, developed by Slovakian firm KleinVision, shows it driving on a runway, stopping to deploy wings, and then soaring through the air

Sensational footage of the AirCar, developed by Slovakian firm KleinVision, shows it driving on a runway, stopping to deploy wings, and then soaring through the air

This is the fifth version of the flying car and developers say it would be great for leisure and self-driving journeys, or as a commercial taxi service

This is the fifth version of the flying car and developers say it would be great for leisure and self-driving journeys, or as a commercial taxi service

According to its developers it completed two 1,500ft test flights at Piestany Airport in Slovakia this week, bringing it a step closer to commercial flight. 

Designed by Professor Stefan Klein, the AirCar safely completed two takeoffs and landings as part of the test run.

Cars can be heavy, but planes must be light and so finding that balance for the AirCar was a major challenge for Klein and his team. 

The two-seat model, tested in Slovakia this week, weights 2,425lb and can carry an additional load of 440lb per flight, the company said.

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