Flying machine to go on sale this year

The first ever flying machine that doesn't require the operator to have a pilot's licence is to go on sale later this year.

Kitty Hawk unveiled the initial details for the new mode of transport on Monday and said the product will be on sale by the end of the year.

They wrote on their Facebook page: "We're excited to share our first step towards making the future of personal flight more accessible and safer for everyone. Today we're announcing our first prototype of The Flyer, a personal flying machine that will become available for sale by the end of 2017 and will have a different look and feel. In the meantime, we invite you to join our Flyer Discovery Membership to meet others passionate about the future of flying. Sign-up to get exclusive behind-the-scenes content about The Flyer, attend meet-ups and industry events and be apart of our passionate community. (sic)"

According to their website, buyers will not be required by law to obtain a pilot's licence to use the aircraft.

This is because it is limited to "uncongested areas" over lakes.

The cost of the flyer is yet to be announced, but people can sign up to Kitty Hawk's Flyer Discovery Membership, which will given them a discount on buying it.

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