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Time to fly to work?

It’s finally arrived, the moment I have been waiting for – a flying car!

Well, technically, a company has unveiled a flying car gyrocopter, but let’s not worry too much about the small print.

The gyrocopter (flying car!) has been launched by a Dutch company. It has three wheels and can then lift into the air using extendable rotors.

Other fun facts about the car: it can fly for 311 miles and can reach flying speeds of up to 112mph. That would certainly make a commute to work a lot more fun! The vehicle is a bit like a mini helicopter but can also drive on the road up to 99mph.

The idea behind the vehicle is that you don’t have to travel to an airport or special launch spot for your short flight – you can set off from home. Well, as long as you have £268,000 to spare.

Chief executive of the car’s company Pal-V, Robert Dingemanse, told the BBC this week: “With a small plane or a helicopter you take off from a place you don’t want to leave from, and end up in a place you don’t really want to be.

“But if you drive, you can start at your garage door, then go straight to the place you want to be – and that’s what we offer – 3D mobility.”

It sounds simple, but I am not quite sure my local council would be happy if I started to whizz around the skies above my town whenever I felt like it? Surely there are laws and licences when flying is involved?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43329676

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