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North America Now Has a Flying Car School

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | October 12, 2016

North America Now Has a Flying Car School

PHOTO: PAL-V One Prototype (PRNewsFoto/PAL-V North America)

Just as we begin to get used to the idea of letting our cars do the driving we find out we are going to have to learn to take over for the flying.

PAL-V, the purveyors of flying car technology, are about to bring an end to initial pre-sale for its innovation.

And seeing as how a multitude of clients are about to get their mitts on some truly astounding contraptions, officials decided it would be prudent to have a flying school open in Utah, which is what happened on Monday.

For the uninitiated, the following video is a wonderful example of what the company has already been able to accomplish.

Robert Dingemanse, CEO of PAL-V, via press release, expounded on the accomplishments thus far and the importance of collaboration as PAL-V welcomed flying car students: “We are very excited to make this announcement today and even more enthused that we are going to be working with Gyroplane training guru, Phil Harwood and the IAPGT (International Association of Professional Gyroplane Training) to do whatever we can to help create standardized flight training programs around the world to ensure our clients are both safe and proficient at flying their PAL-V.”

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Flying school, which never stops sounding amazingly cool, kicked off in Roosevelt and was a way for officials to illustrate the legitimacy of the technology as well as, most importantly, its safety measures.

To that end, VP of sales, Mark Jennings-Bates, chimed in: “The most important thing for PAL-V is to ensure the safety of its clients is at the forefront of every decision we make. For that reason, we are in the process of selecting our home base for North American clients flight training requirements. We are currently in discussions with two first class facilities to enable us to hone in on the best quality opportunity. The fact that clients get to learn to fly their flying car in a mountain setting is simply added value and will also serve to demonstrate how stable the PAL-V flying car platform is in mountain winds.”

The flying school opening was available to various media as well as clients. As the release notes, the initial pre-sale phase for PAL-V flying cars should come to a close as early as the end of this year.

As for when orders might be filled, the report states that might take place in 2018.

And that is when we can finally pat ourselves on the back for a job well done and then look toward a feasible hoverboard solution.


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