- Flying machine prototype shown in the video.
- The launch expected later this year.
Kitty Hawk, a start-up backed by Google co-founder Larry page has released a video showing a prototype of what is widely being reported as Google's personal flying machine. Take a look at the video below that shows the prototype. While it looks completely sci-fi and cool, we wonder if it is as easy to ride as it seems.
At a glance, the flying machine looks like a massive giant. Owners will not require a license to operate it, according to the FAQ sheet of the company. It also reveals that the ultra light aircraft will go on sale by the end of 2017, and the price will be disclosed only closer to the launch.
The one seen in the video is probably the prototype, and going by the FAQ sheet, the final design may differ. It is designed to be flown only over fresh water. "The Flyer operates in the FAR 103 Ultralight Category of US FAA regulations," the company writes. It does not require registration or a pilot’s license and is to be flown only in uncongested areas for recreational purposes.
For now, it looks like a fun ride built for those with an adventurous streak. However, there is no denying that it would be a stepping stone to a form of transportation in the future, probably with a lot more improvements.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:59 PM IST