AeroMobil statement regarding a test flight on May 8, 2015

The pilot activated an advanced parachute system and safely landed.

 

 

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.

About AeroMobil

The AeroMobil is the new ultra-high-end vehicle equally at home on the road or in the sky.  A true flying car, it is the culmination of leading-edge automotive and aerospace design and engineering, advanced materials, luxury features, and impeccable styling that does what no supercar or private jet can do.  It can seamlessly transform from car to aircraft - from driving to flying - in under three minutes. This exceptional vehicle is the result of over ten years of research and development by an outstanding team of engineers and designers. Its pedigree includes luxury and supercar makers BMW, Aston Martin, McLaren, Mercedes Benz F-1 and Ferrari F-1, and aerospace leaders Lockheed Martin, Rolls Royce, Airbus, and Diamond Aircraft, among others.  Scheduled to be commercially available in 2023, The AeroMobil represents a unique opportunity to own a first of its kind, ultra-high-end vehicle.  AeroMobil also represents an opportunity to invest in the company that will be the first to market with a flying car and well-positioned for sustained growth as a door-to-door Regional Air Mobility service operator for trips of 500 miles or less using a four-seat version of The AeroMobil coming to market in 2025.  For more information, please visit aeromobil.com.

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