Protptype AeroMobil 3.0 flying car has its maiden flight


A prototype of the world’s most advanced flying car has taken to the skies. AeroMobil 3.0 which features a high-tech cockpit and wings that can fold in behind the cabin, was unveiled at an innovations conference in Vienna.  AeroMobil’s chief executive Juraj Vaculik said it could “change personal transport on a global scale”.

The AeroMobil 3.0 is pictured during its world premiere at Hofburg Palace in Vienna.

Aeromobil have been working on the vehicle for more than 25 years, and the latest prototype is its most advanced prototype yet. AeroMobil 3.0’s maiden flight took place last week and the vehicle is now undergoing a series of flight-testing exercises.

It has been designed for typical road use as well as air travel, meaning it can fit in a typical car parking space and be driven on roads. The AeroMobil needs a 50-metre grass strip for takeoff and landing, much less than a typical plane. Its creators say it is primarily aimed at developing countries where extensive road infrastructure is not in place.