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Kitty Hawk Flyer is your single-seat, all-electric flying machine

Kitty Hawk Flyer is your single-seat, all-electric flying machine”

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With a similar flying auto project, cab aggregator Uber has entered into an agreement with NASA to explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) for future air transportation in populated areas.

"The mission of Kitty Hawk is to get everybody to fly every day, eventually to get rid of traffic", said Sebastian Thrun, CEO of Kitty Hawk.

Kitty Hawk has not yet set a release date for its Flyer, but it has already set up a training facility on Lake Las Vegas to give people a taste of flying its baby.

Kitty Hawk, the Mountain View, California-based flying auto company founded and backed by Google's Larry Page is offering a new glimpse of one its upcoming aircraft: a single-person recreational vehicle.

Cora is a two-seater electric aircraft that takes off and lands vertically. So far, the vehicle has been tested in New Zealand.

No price as yet but they do have a Founder Flyers group that you can apply online to join.

The start-up teased the Flyer in a demo video a year ago, and is now nearing public roll out.

Kitty Hawk said that at 15 meters (50 feet) away, it sounded about as lound as a lawn mower, while from 250 feet away the volume was on par with a loud conversation.

The uncovered cockpit appears big enough for one person, with their head poking out as it might from a go-kart.

"Flyer is Kitty Hawk's first personal flying vehicle, and the first step to make flying a part of everyday life".

The company says the vehicle is created to flown for recreational purposes over water and uncongested areas.

Page and Sergey Brin founded Google in 1998, starting out in a Silicon Valley garage and transforming into one of the world´s largest companies. On its website, Kitty Hawk says the plan is to offer the aircraft as "part of a service similar to an airline or a rideshare".



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