A few decades ago, people thought we’d have flying cars by now. That future is not our current present, but it looks like we’re getting one step closer. Kitty Hawk, a company Google founder Larry Page invested in, has released the first footage of its “flying vehicle,” called the Flyer—and it looks awesome.
The Kitty Hawk Flyer is being called an “all-electric aircraft,” meaning it’s more of a boat than a car. The flying aircraft looks like a hoover motorcycle more than anything else. It only seats one person and it’s anchored by two buoys underneath that allow it to float when it’s in water. It has eight spokes that stick out and carry the safety net around in a spiderweb pattern and also house the eight propellers that give the aircraft flight.
The FAA classifies the Flyer as an ultralight vehicle, so you won’t need a pilot’s license to fly it.
It will definitely cost more than $2,000
The video is more of a commercial for the Flyer and relays few details about it other than showing it off in action. Currently, Kitty Hawk is offering a three-year, $100 membership that would give vying faux pilots top spots on the waiting list, company branded gear and exclusive access to a company flight simulator. The membership will also include a $2,000 discount on the retail price of the Flyer.
Kitty Hawk didn’t release a date we can expect the Flyer to go on sale.