Zapata’s JetRacer flying car to be flown by 25 test flight pilot volunteers
Fancy putting a single-seat, fast, highly maneuverable next-generation aircraft through the paces as a pioneering, George Jetson-esque test pilot? Well, step this way, because Zapata will be giving 25 lucky people the chance to fly its JetRacer flying car during US trials it has planned.
The JetRacer flying car was unveiled this month by former jet-ski world champion Franky Zapata, whose more recent fame involved the 2019 English Channel on his Hoverboard craft. The Frenchman’s eponymous company has produced a range of other micro jet-powered aerial vehicles that operate over water or ground surfaces, including the newly revealed JetRacer.
As part of that introduction, the Zapata company is inviting all interested parties to enter a drawing that will select 100 finalists wanting to fly its JetRacer flying car in a series of trials in the US. Only 25 of those finalists will be chosen to pilot the craft – presumably based on flight experience and…