Watch Google co-founder's flying 'car' take to the sky


Ever dream of driving a flying car? Later this year, you may get the chance to.

That is, if you stretch your definition of ‘car’, and can afford a Kitty Hawk Flyer. 

The Flyer, you’re surely wondering, is an all-electric flying vehicle made by Kitty Hawk, a startup backed by Google co-founder Larry Page. The first version of the Kitty Hawk Flyer, shown off in a video released today, is designed specifically to fly above water. 

It weighs just 220 pounds, according to The New York Times, carries one person, and is powered by eight battery-backed propellers. Rising to an altitude of 15 feet, the Kitty Hawk Flyer could be our first real glimpse at the future of flying transportation.