A Legit Flying Car That Can Take Off in Traffic Got Approved by the FAA

Could flying cars actually be a thing soon?  One just got approved for testing by the FAA for the first time ever:  A company called Alef is behind it.  People are excited, because it takes off VERTICALLY like a helicopter.

That means you wouldn’t need a long stretch of road to use as a runway.  You could take off in the middle of a traffic jam . . . fly past the traffic . . . then land and keep driving.

It also LOOKS like a car.  So it’s not just a helicopter that they’re CALLING a “car.”  

They unveiled their “Model A” prototype last fall, and they’ve been taking pre-orders.  They’re expected to cost $300,000.  (!!!)

Even with that price tag, a bunch of people have already put down deposits.  You can get in line for $150, or skip the line and join their “Priority Queue” for $1,500.

It might be a while before we see them on the roads though . . . or ABOVE the roads.  They’re only approved for test flights right now.  So the FAA gets to decide when and where those tests can happen. 


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Tejay Schwartz

Morning Drive Jock at GM Broadcasting / 102.5 The Vault. -- I was born in Denmark and moved to the US with my family when I was 3. I grew up in Upstate NY and have lived here since. I graduated from JC High school and Sullivan County Community. I'm working The 102.5 The Vault Morning Show as well as traffic (scheduling commercials).