Jean Michel Jarre – a world’s first

Jean Michel Jarre ready to take off Credit: KleinVision

The world of science fiction has for generations dreamt of cars that fly and now this has become a reality with the KleinVision AirCar.

Take off in a flying car

Although it received its Certificate of Airworthiness in January 2022 the last two years have been spent testing and with 520 take offs and 130 flight hours, the next step occurred on April 23.

French electronic music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre became the world’s first AirCar passenger and enjoyed two flights before commenting “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!”

The AirCar in flight
Credit: KleinVision

This is all in preparation for the 2024 STARMUS event which is the brainchild of Garik Israelian PhD, astrophysicist at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC) and Sir Brian May PhD, astrophysicist, and the lead guitarist of the iconic rock band Queen.

Festival of science, art and music

STARMUS takes place in Slovakia between May 12 and 17 and is a festival of science, art and music at which both Brian May and Jean Michel Jarre are playing alongside the Offspring and there will be a speech by the celebrated naturalist Jane Goodall.

Also taking part in the event will be Professor Klein’s ground breaking AirCar although to operate one of these you need both a driving and pilot’s licence and complete a training course before you can take off on your own.

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