THE FLYING CAR THAT YOU SUPPOSEDLY DON’T NEED A LICENSE FOR. WANT ONE?
A Canadian firm called Opener wants to finally make flying cars a reality with the newly announced Black Fly. The Black Fly doesn’t go very far or very fast, but it’s all electric, amphibious, and you allegedly don’t need a pilots license to fly it.
The difference in range is because the Black Fly has to fly, and that means it needs to use a smaller battery to reduce weight. Interestingly, Opener is leading with the assertion that you don’t need to be a pilot to fly the Black Fly.
You will allegedly be able to fly the Black Fly in the US without a license because it’s small and light enough to be considered an ultralight vehicle by the FAA.
Opener says the BlackFly personal air vehicle has gone through 1,400 test flights. A Silicon Valley startup called Opener is taking the wraps off a single-seat, all-electric flying vehicle known as BlackFly, which the company says will require no formal licensing in the U.S.
Opener is putting the fun back into flying and opening up a new world of possibilities.” Even though not required by FAA regulations, BlackFly operators will be required to successfully complete the FAA Private Pilot written examination and also complete company-mandated vehicle familiarization and operator training.”