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UP AND AWAY: 'FLYING CAR' NAILS VERTICAL TAKE-OFF IN STUNNING TEST RUN [PHOTO, VIDEO] (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)

by Mother_Of_The_World @, Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:03

Source: RT.COM

Up and away: 'Flying car' nails vertical take-off in stunning test run (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Published time: 21 Apr, 2017 13:50

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The concept of ‘flying cars’ was once restricted to the realm of science fiction. Now a German aeronautics firm has taken a big step towards making it a reality.

Lilium Aviation has successfully tested its all-electric vertical take-off-and-landing (VTOL) jet, stealing a march on rivals in the race to deliver the world's first ‘flying car.’

READ MORE: Taxi drones set for July launch of passenger service over Dubai (VIDEO)

Propelled by its 36 jet engines, the two-seater VTOL can reach a cruising speed of 300kph (186mph) and maintain that speed for an hour on a single charge.

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