The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a one-seat, propeller-driven vehicle, and is easy for people to operate. Controlling the Flyer can be mastered in minutes. The action of Kitty Hawk Flyer to not issue a license for operators is a bold move.
We’ve all had dreams of flying effortlessly.
The Kitty Hawk Flyer is the baby of Larry Page, a co-founder of Google. The ultralight aircraft is being tested for safety and will be available in limited runs by the end of 2017. It was intended to be flown over fresh waters. The Flyer has been granted permission to operate in uncrowded areas under the Ultralight category of Federal Aviation Administration regulations in the United States.
The FAA has numerous rules and regulations regarding a pilot’s license or certificate, which differ depending on the type of aircraft to be used. The Kitty Hawk Flyer does not require a pilot’s license because it flies itself with interactive software.
Page told the New York Times, “We’ve all had dreams of flying effortlessly. I’m excited that one day very soon I’ll be able to climb onto my Kitty Hawk Flyer for a quick and easy personal flight.”
No License Required for the Kitty Hawk Flyer
The license requirements may be particularly important to the Kitty Hawk’s success. Obtaining a pilot’s license can take over a month, and most people just don’t have that much time. But, if you want to fly the Kitty Hawk, you don’t need a license at all. This is a huge selling point for the bold new flyer that gives riders the feel of living in a Star Wars movie.
Of course, officials of the Federal Aviation Administration worried that unlicensed pilots will fly over congested areas or injure someone needlessly. But even they realized that the Kitty Hawk can be flown safely and responsibly, in the unpopulated areas where it is authorized. “The company wants to cooperate with FAA in order to have a safe directive and at the same time enable more ambitious vehicles”, Engadget.com reported.
The release of Kitty Hawk Flyer and several prototypes in the works has been eagerly anticipated by the tech community. And now it is finally here.