AeroMobil statement regarding a test flight on May 8, 2015
The pilot activated an advanced parachute system and safely landed.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 —
The AeroMobil 3.0 experimental prototype is currently undergoing a rigorous analysis and testing programme. During one of the test flights that took place on May 8, 2015, the inventor and test pilot, Stefan Klein, encountered an unexpected situation and activated the advanced ballistic parachute system in an altitude of approximately 300 meters (900 feet).
The system has proved itself fully functional and landed the entire vehicle without any injury to the pilot. The detailed data and overall experience from this test flight will be thoroughly analyzed and the results will be used in the ongoing R&D and improvements of the prototype. Testing of the current prototype 3.0 and further product development will continue after the replacement of the damaged parts.
In the process of developing new vehicles, especially in the prototype phase, the possibility and likelihood of an unexpected situation is a natural part of the testing program. This is a learning period which allows us to detect and subsequently refine our design. It is necessary to test the prototype in every way possible to establish its limits and to improve on them. The flight recording details will help us learn from the data and improve the performance of the vehicle prior to our next flight test.
http://t.co/jOlfbsZlkR i need one of those :)— frankmeijer 2015-05-16 10:19:08
hij is wel neergestort op 8 mei. http://t.co/Qv45kcc6KX Maar hij komt er aan #vliegende auto— mediazaken 2015-05-13 10:46:59
原文を読むと、BPSを作動とあるのでパイロットがパラシュートで脱出したのではなく、機体全体をパラシュート降下させたと思われる。 http://t.co/7wq7ywfRWG http://t.co/eXX4gvwrJm @engadgetjp— abee2 2015-05-11 22:18:50
@jirihelmich @atpok http://t.co/5WsWxtp3Mk tu je napisane, ze to bola nehoda.— jsuchal 2015-05-09 19:26:01
@dw_russian @KSHN http://t.co/HMgdadjvzF ... activated parachute system ... and landed the >entire vehicle< without any injury to the pilot— bpodchezertsev 2015-05-09 11:35:48
H.Ford: Only real mistake is one from which we learn nothing. #EmergencyLanding Inventor is fit, analysing the data. http://t.co/gcu2A9qVym— aeromobil 2015-05-08 23:09:45