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2018-07-19 18:35

The era of the flying cars, as seen in the iconic cartoon The Jetsons, could soon be a reality. A local company Kitty Hawk is looking to pioneer the first personal flying car.

Tucked away behind the beautiful mountains, "Kitty Hawk" also gave us a demonstration of what the skies could one day look like with flying cars.

The era of flying cars

The flyer looks like a giant drone as it hovers over Lake Las Vegas. It travels up to 40km/h and up to 10-feet in elevation for beginners.

WATCH: No licence needed to pilot this flying car... at least not in the air

The training facility opened in the spring.

Currently, the aircraft is being sold for recreation only and there’s a waiting list. There is no formal pilot license is required to fly one.

'Seeing the future'

"Kitty Hawk" says all it takes is 90-minutes of their on-site training. One of the founding customers tried to fly one Wednesday, but winds of 6mph kept him from his first flight.

"I’ve literally seen the future and now I’m just waiting to be able to take my shot at riding into the future," said Carter Reum, founding customer.

"As an ultra-light aircraft that you can learn in a couple of minutes and actually go fly confidently this is actually something new and it’s only going to get easier and easier to fly," said Todd Reichert, director of engineering, flyer project.

                                                                         Image: Kitty Hawk / Twitter

Training begins in a classroom with a 45-minute flight simulator. It then moves outside for a session anchored to the ground. And then, a ball pit to simulate a water scenario. The shell is made of carbon fiber. 

"Kitty Hawk" says part of its innovation is making flying as easy as playing a video game. There is no delivery date for customers yet.

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