Two and a half meters per second, a fabulous figure. The air today is cool and dense, which helps the engine, and the thermals provide some extra lift. Cruising altitude: four hundred meters. The 1,600-cc motorcycle engine, a reliable six-cylinder unit from BMW, purrs gently, good for a relaxed 160 hp.
The aircraft, a prototype by the name of AirCar, is helping to make a dream come true. The dream of flying cars, probably as old as the car itself. In America, countless small companies have dedicated their time and energy to this subject for decades. We count thirty-six start-ups alone, which can be separated into classic runway starters and VTOL aircraft.