Godfather of electronic music and innovator Jean-Michel Jarre has become the world’s first passenger to take off in KleinVision’s flying AirCar.

AirCar, which received the Certificate of Airworthiness in January 2022, has already logged 130 flight hours and over 520 takeoffs.

“It is like being in a Jules Verne book, but for real! One second you speak to the driver, and next, you are up there in the air – an amazing experience,” said Jarre after completing two flights in the AirCar at Piestany international airport, Slovakia.

Film director Todd Douglas Miller, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker of Apollo 11, captured the historic moment as he filmed the AirCar at 2500 feet. “It looks impossible. It looks like it’s doing something it should not be doing!” Miller said.

Professor Stefan Klein, inventor and pilot, expressed his pride as Jarre became the inaugural passenger on the aircraft. “From dreams to reality, we have taken flight together with Jean-Michel, opening a new era of transportation with a touch of magic,” said Klein, before completing another intercity flight from Piestany to Nitra.

Anton Zajac, co-founder of KleinVision and ESET, said: “We are bridging the gap between the road and the sky, giving cars the freedom they symbolised 50 years ago.”Subscribe to the FINN weekly newsletter

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