Samson Sky’s Switchblade flying car has added 115 vehicles to its order book after a successful week at the Oshkosh air festival.
The orders, valued at nearly $22m, mean the two-seat flying sports car has attracted 2400 reservations from 57 countries.
In addition to the reservations, more than 100 vehicles have been pre-purchased .
Samson Sky, which is conducting an ongoing flight test programme, displayed the vehicle at the flying event in Wisconsin last week.
“Over the years, I’ve looked at several flying cars, but the Switchblade is one-of-a-kind and truly revolutionary,” said Martha Hall Bousfield, reservation manager at Samson.
“I’m going to use it for recreation and in my business. My daughter and I are both pilots and we can’t wait to get our flying sports car.”
Switchblade test flights
“It was great to be back at AirVenture to take advantage of all the industry experts and suppliers who attend the show,” said Sam Bousfield, designer of the Switchblade, and founder and CEO of Samson Sky.
“We were able to hold several key meetings with future partners and investors that made the show an even bigger success for us.”
Test flights for the Switchblade have been held at the Moses Lake Airport in Central Washington.
The vehicle, powered by a 200 HP liquid cooled Samson 3 engine, will undergo flight testing for several months while the team works on engineering designs that will allow Samson to start production.
The three wheel, street-legal vehicle can be parked in a garage and driven to a nearby airport. Once there, the wings swing out and the tail extends in under three minutes.
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