Looks Fun, Questionable: New 'Flying Car' Demonstration

April 25, 2017


This is a promotional video for the Flyer from 'personal aviation' startup Kitty Hawk. It's basically a giant electric octocopter with pontoons, capable of lifting a single rider. Allegedly be available for purchase later this year, although no word on price. No pilot's license is required (that's a plus, since I don't have one) to fly the FAA designated ultralight aircraft, and it was specifically designed to be flown over water. That makes it the perfect choice for a person who needs to commute from one side of the lake to the other, and is terrified of boats but not getting chopped into pieces by massive, spinning rotors. Honestly, it looks like a lot of fun, it's just not the flying car I was hoping for. Does it even have a stereo? Would you even be able to hear it if it did? Also, I need two seats minimum, one for me, and one for-- "The girl you're trying to impress?" What? No -- my dog. One for me, one for my dog. Besides, she's already as impressed as she could possibly be with me because I know how to open the refrigerator. That shit blows her little walnut mind.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to DM, anthony and Tuv, who want to know what happens when a fish jumps out of the water into one of your rotors. "Sushi." That's what I thought too.

  • Tom327Cat

    "Flying car" that does nothing near as well as a car; Check. Flying over lake due to huge possibility of crashing; Check. Loud music covering up even louder sound of vehicle; Check.

  • steve holt

    Meanwhile on Douche Lake....

  • steve holt

    You know you've arrived when you are the Head Douche of the Douchey McDoucherton Lake Club

  • TheQiwiMan

    Would ride, would not buy.

  • Talon184

    Ugh...so many organizations trying to come up with an actual flying car...and none of them even coming close.

  • Bling Nye

    Remove pontoons, remove heads mow lawn.

  • asadachi

    Are you a rich douche bag with too much money who lives on a lake?

  • Draco Basileus

    These people (actors) are literally the worst. Video would have been better with the douche at the end crashing into the dock and sending the propeller blades into the heads of the douches on the boat.

  • Bling Nye

    I didn't watch it, I just assumed it ended that way.

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