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*Photographer:  Davis Elen. Cimeron Morrissey is an outdoor sports enthusiast and freelance writer. She is flying on the the Kitty Hawk Flyer prototype. The Flyer will become available for sale by the end of this year and will have a different look and feel.”

Google's co-founder revealed his prototype of a flying 'car'. But there's a big catch.


It's 2017. It's time for a flying car. And we might finally have one. 

Google's co-founder Larry Page revealed the first prototype, dubbed the Kitty Hawk Flyer, on Monday.  And the car should be available for sale by the end of the year.

According to the Kitty Hawk website, you won't need a pilot's license to fly (drive?) the Flyer. So far, it's only been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly in "uncongested areas." And it's only designed to be flown over fresh water.

Introducing the Kitty Hawk Flyer

WATCH | Here's the Kitty Hawk Flyer in action. It looks a lot like a personal watercraft or a Jet Ski, even if the official branding term is an "ultralight vehicle."

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 ...
Larry Page, Kitty Hawk founder

Last year, Page reportedly invested $100 million in flying car startups, according to Bloomberg.

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So how much will this cost?

The site doesn't list a price. But it offers a $100 membership that last three years. Members will get a $2,000 discount on the retail price of the car, along with other perks. 

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