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When thinking about the future of mobility, our minds fall straight into flying cars. But what about flying motorcycles? JetPack Aviation has been working on them for the past ten years and it has designed The Speeder™, a flying vehicle that will allegedly hit the markets in 2023.
The Speeder™ was first thought of as a fast response vehicle for military, government and medical use, able to provide the necessary speed and range to rescue lives in case of emergency. But today, a new recreational version has risen for personal transportation and it’s already available for pre-order.
JPA’s Commercial Speeder™ can be operated virtually from anywhere and it can fly fully autonomously, including when moving heavy loads of cargo. As well, it can easily be piloted, as only basic pilot training is required (mostly because the vehicle flies itself).
Using VTOL technology, the flying motorcycle can vertically land and take off from anywhere, and it only takes up the space of a small car. The Recreational Speeder™ will be delivered in two categories: the Ultralight version (UVS) and the Experimental version (EVS).
The first one won’t require a pilot’s license to operate, as training will be provided by JPA or one of their authorized training centers. The Ultralight version will be able to carry up to 18.9 liters of fuel and it will have a flying speed limit of 96 km/h. The EVS Version, on the other hand, won’t require a pilot’s license and won’t feature any fuel or speed restrictions.
Considering other vehicles of its kind, JetPack Aviation’s aircraft is the lightest, easiest to fly and fastest in the market right one, as it surpasses a helicopter. Although it doesn’t offer electric propulsion, the company assures that The Speeder™ has a very small footprint.