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Flying Car: Kitty Hawk Prototype Takes Off Over Water

A flying car by startup Kitty Hawk is tested in California. (Video via New York Times)

By    |   Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017 06:07 AM

Kitty Hawk has begun testing flying cars backed by Google co-founder Larry Page and hopes to begin selling the cars by the end of 2017.

The cars actually look more like flying ATVs and can hold an altitude of 15 feet over water, Fox News reported. The vehicles are open to the air and run on a series of noisy propellers.

The flying cars are designed to take off and land on water, and the FAA has approved the Flyers, as they are called, to operate in uncongested areas, Fox News reported. No price has yet been set for the Flyers.

Kitty Hawk claims the flying cars will be easy to pilot.

“You don’t need a pilot’s license and you’ll learn to fly it in minutes,” the website says.

Kitty Hawk plans to charge $100 to those who want to get a $2,000 discount on the product when it goes on sale, as well as have access to demonstrations where they may be able to ride one of the Flyers.

Other companies trying to develop flying cars include Uber and Airbus. The government of Dubai also has been working on a prototype, according to The New York Times. More than a dozen companies in all are working on some type of aerial vehicle for personal or commercial use.

Twitter users were skeptical of the flying machine, with some comparing it to a flying motorcycle or a "Star Wars" vehicle.

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