"Making Flyer accessible, which is what we do at our Lake Las Vegas training facility, helps more people experience the freedom and possibilities of vehicles of the future", a Kitty Hawk spokeswoman told AFP. However, the company states that the Flyer is only to be used over water and uncongested areas, so don't imagine you'll be using one to skip the traffic in your daily commute just yet.
Test flights by first-timers were over water, with the top speed limited to 32 kilometers per hour (20 mph) and the altitude to no more than three meters.
The start-up teased the Flyer in a demo video a year ago, and is now nearing public roll out.
"Flyer is created to be easy to fly and flown for recreational purposes over water and uncongested areas", the website said.
The uncovered cockpit appears to be big enough for one person. The company said it's the first step in making flying "part of everyday life".
This latest model by Kitty Hawk has been designed, built, and tested by a team led by 2013 Sikorsky prize victor and Guinness world record holder Todd Reichert.
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead at age 61
He made his T.V. debut with 35 episodes of A Cook's Tour , which aired on the Food Network between 2002 and 2003. Bourdain was found in his hotel room Friday, dead in an apparent suicide by hanging, CNN reported.
Rockets To Be Aggressive Pursuing Paul George
James and Paul are close friends as part of the "Banana Boat" crew that also includes Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony. Paul averaged 18.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 1.7 steals per game this season, his first, in Houston .
Lukaku, Hazard leave Egypt with questions
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez also shared some words for Salah after Wednesday night's comfortable victory. They will then battle host nation Russian Federation on June 19 and then Saudi Arabia on June 25.
Twitter reacts to news of Anthony Bourdain’s death
From designers Alexander McQueen and Kate Spade to actor Robin Williams, a look at tragic celebrity hanging deaths. Fans of the chef and journalist are responding to the news with reminders about mental health and mental illness.
Woman dragged into water by gator in Davie
The caller reported seeing the alligator drag her into the pond in Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park at about 9:45 a.m. Since 1948, there have been 300 incidents when alligators have bitten people, and 22 have died.
'We begin our fight now': Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty
London's Metropolitan Police and Los Angeles prosecutors have said they are reviewing accusations of sexual assault against him. Weinstein was flanked by cameras as he entered a lower Manhattan courthouse Tuesday morning alongside attorney Benjamin Brafman.