Many people expected to see flying cars in the year 2000. Henry Ford stated in 1940, “Mark my word: A combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile, but it will come.” Heck, many ’Back to the Future Part II’ fans expected to see flying cars in the year 2015, as if Robert Zemeckis were some kind of fortune teller.
Well, it seems as if many sci fi fans will be celebrating fulfilled wishes as they embark on 2015. A Slovakian company called AeroMobil completed their 3.0 prototype, making the advent of a flying car an actual reality. The company has been regularly testing their latest flying car prototype since October of 2014 and actually began working on a flying car since the 1990’s.
The car is a two-passenger vehicle with wings that fold out, you know, for flying purposes. It supposedly can drive up to 99 mph and gets 30 mpg. The AeroMobil 3.0 uses regular gas. The car has a rear propeller that can give it an airspeed of 124 mph. It only needs a few hundred meters to take off and, surprisingly, can fit in a regular parking spot.
Unfortunately, it’s going to take a little more time to see flying cars pepper our skies like Marty McFly’s 2015. The AeroMobil 3.0 can only operate in an airport and probably only by a licensed pilot, not someone who scored an 8 out of 10 on the DMV exam.
To see the AeroMobil 3.0 in action, take a look at their official video below.