Flying Motorbike To Go On Sale



It is 50 years since the Jetsons first predicted we’d be flying the family about in airborne cars. And now we are finally standing on the cusp of that long-awaited milestone, as the world’s first flying motorcycle goes on sale, Daily Mail Motoring said. The Pal-V One Helicycle is a two-seat hybrid car and gyrocopter that has the potential for making rush-hour delays a thing of the past. It is road – and air – legal and now, two years after its maiden flight, it is finally available to buy – if you have a spare $395,999 (£230,000) that is. The Dutch-built Pal-V One can reach speeds of up to 112mph and goes from 0 to 60 in under 8 seconds when driven on the road. Owners will need a Sports Pilot Certificate to fly one.The two-seater vehicle can be bought through luxury gadget retailer Hammacher Schemmler which advertises it under name The Helicycle, yet its design and specifications are identical to the Pal-V One’s.Despite its helicopter-like appearance, like many flying car prototypes, including the TF-X from Austin-based Terrafugia, the Pal-V needs a 540ft runway in order to take-off. SEE MORE ON PAGE2

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