Step aside, Jetsons. A functional “flying car,” built more for traveling over water instead of roads, has come to life.
In their website, the Kitty Hawk Flyer is described as an all-electric aircraft that is safe and legal to use in uncongested areas of the United States under FAA regulations.
“Our mission is to make the dream of personal flight a reality. We believe when everyone has access to personal flight, a new, limitless world of opportunity will open up to them,” a company statement read.
The prototype, which can only accommodate one person, apparently weighs 220 pounds and lifts off with the help of eight battery-powered propellers.
A five-minute demo of the aircraft shows it floating around 15-feet above a lake, piloted by a man who appears to be riding what looks like a flying motorcycle.
The Kitty Hawk Flyer is expected to be available for purchase by the end of 2017. Its price point has yet to be announced, but for a $100, you can sign up for a ride on the prototype while also getting a $2000 discount when it's actually released to the public.