The flying car is certified, within a few minutes it is transformed from a car into an airplane

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A flying machine capable of hitting speeds above 160 km / h and altitudes above 2,500 m has been certified by the Slovak Transport Authority.

The hybrid car-airplane, the AirCar, is powered by a BMW engine and runs on regular fuel at a gas station.

It takes two minutes and 15 seconds to turn from a car to a plane, rtv21.tv reports.

According to the company, the certification followed 70 hours of flight testing and more than 200 takeoffs and landings.

"AirCar certification opens the door to mass production of highly efficient flying machines," said its creator, Prof. Stefan Klein.

In June, the flying machine completed a 35-minute flight between the international airports in Nitra and Bratislava in Slovakia.
The company told BBC News it planned to "fly to London from Paris in the near future".

Dr Steve Wright, a senior researcher in aircraft and aircraft systems at the University of West Anglia, said the news was "a good step in the right direction" for the company and made him "optimistically I will see a little "AirCare one day but I think there is still a way to go."

Other companies are also developing vehicles that can fly and move on the road.

The AirCar takes off and lands like a conventional aircraft and requires a pilot's license to fly.21Media