Watch £145,000 FLYING Taxi you build at home soaring above traffic at 190mph

Look up! A £145,000 ($170,000) flying car was allowed to take off.

The Samson Switchblade has received flight test commencement stamp from the FAA, the US government’s aviation agency.

The Samson Switchblade is a car that doubles as a personal plane

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The Samson Switchblade is a car that doubles as a personal plane
This high speed taxi is designed to bypass traffic jams by taking to the skies

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This high speed taxi is designed to bypass traffic jams by taking to the skies

After 14 years of development, the Switchblade is now conducting final high-speed taxi tests ahead of flight testing.

The Switchblade comes in a DIY kit that you can build at home.

Samson Sky – based in Redmond, Oregon in the US – says 2,100 people have already reserved a DIY package.

Each Switchblade kit includes the engine, transmission, avionics, interior and the Samson Builder Assist Program.

The Switchblade is a street legal tricycle vehicle that you park in your garage.

You drive it from your garage to a nearby airport. Once there, the wings swing out and the tail extends in less than three minutes.

You then fly your registered aircraft to the nearest airport – at speeds of up to 306 km/h (190mph) and 21,000 km (13,000 miles).

Then simply land, put your flying sports car back into drive mode – wings and tail safely stowed and protected – and drive to your final destination.

For the high-speed taxi tests, the wings were removed from the vehicle to prevent the vehicle from becoming airborne.

“Our launch speed is estimated at 88 mph, which means we need to reach that speed, at which point the Switchblade would begin to lift off the ground,” said Samson Sky CEO Sam Bousfield.

“Of the fastest 10 speed runs, our test rider took the Switchblade to 98 mph, which confirmed what the team was seeing on the gauges, video and engine computer Data — the Switchblade handled and performed very well.”

According to Samson Sky, the Switchblade reservation list has reached 2100, with reservation holders in 52 countries and all 50 states of the United States.

The company says, “Early adopters include NASA Engineers, pilots, entrepreneurs, etc.

“The recent FAA approval has attracted 360 new reservations in just the past few weeks – and it’s remarkable that 58% of them aren’t yet pilots.”

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“Artists dream of the future, and that future is full of flying cars,” says Bousfield.

“If you share that dream, the Switchblade was designed for you.”

Samson can start testing his futuristic Switchblade in the US

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Samson can start testing his futuristic Switchblade in the US
The car with plane is expected to cost around £145,000

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The car with plane is expected to cost around £145,000
Over 2,000 people have already made reservations for the DIY kit vehicle, Samson says

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Over 2,000 people have already made reservations for the DIY kit vehicle, Samson says

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