When we talked about it, over a year ago, this flying car, the AeroMobil, manufactured in Slovakia, was in its third version. The fourth version, the AeroMobil 3.0, which has been test flown since 21st October, has just been unveiled. The advanced prototype has already completed thirty flights over Nitra airport, 100 kilometres (around 60 miles) northeast of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
This aircraft, resembling a Supercar, can carry two people, over 700 kilometres (430 miles) at a speed of 200 km/h (120 mph). When its wings are deployed, the AeroMobil 3.0 is impressive with its more than eight metre (26 feet) wingspan. On the road, the flying car’s width is in excess of two metres (7.5 feet), and capable of reaching 160 km/h (100 mph).
To drive it, a simple driving licence is all you need. To pilot it, on the other hand, either a private pilot’s license, or at least a microlight pilot’s license, with a minimum of forty hours’ training on the aircraft, will be required.
Its marketing is not, however, for right away. The AeroMobil 3.0 still has to obtain full certification by the Slovak Civil Aviation Authority, although this should take just a matter of weeks; an obligation which would then allow it to fly over the European Union.
The flying car is expected to be marketed within the next two years. Produced in limited numbers, its price is not yet known, but should be in the region of a few hundred thousand euros.
Whilst waiting to buy your AeroMobil 3.0, you will be able to see it soon at the next Monaco Top Marques car show, which takes place from 16th to 19th April.