A flying car AeroMobil is on display during a media presentation in the headquarters of AeroMobil company in Bratislava on May 19, 2017. AFP / VLADIMIR SIMICEK
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Bochor, Czech Republic: As global automakers compete to bring the first flying car to market, Czech pilot Pavel Brezina is trying a different tack: Instead of creating a car that flies, he has made a "GyroDrive" – a minihelicopter you can drive.It needs less than 100 meters to take off and reaches a top speed of 180 kph in the air."We want to build a vehicle that will not only be able to fly and drive but also fulfil each technical and legal requirement," said AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik, touting "a robust testing program".He told AFP AeroMobil initially plans to produce 500 units of its winged car, which uses a turbo propeller to get off the ground. The AeroMobil is expected to reach a top ground speed of 160 kph and up to 360 kph in the air, with a flying and driving range of some 700 kilometers.The vehicle is expected to have a top flight speed of around 100 kph, hovering around 10 meters off the ground.
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