PAL V One- the Power of Private Land and Air flying
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This is an amazing story of Private Flying Car, an ultimate freedom in our lifestyle. More than 100 years people have dreamt of a flying car and this dream is becoming a reality. Next time when you step out from home, you do not have to drive your car on road, you can enjoy your drive with a flying Car. The modern new generation has always searched for ultimate freedom in life and this dream has proved to be true. PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle) a Next generation company named in Netherland has successfully developed a prototype flying car and it has made ten successful flights till now. The brain child of this innovation is John Bakker; He has planned this innovation from last twelve years. John had run many companies in his name and he has enough money and time to think for something unique machine for civilization and PAL V is creating new progressive future for world.
The MIT University of USA had completed a research on private flying in General and they have found that in the coming years private flying car would lead the travelling.
The Dutch company PAL V has given the flying car name as PAL V One, which is derived from GYROCOPTER principle; which is known as General Theory of Aviation and the easiest and safest way of flying. Flying the PAL-V ONE in the USA requires a Sports Pilot License, In Europe a Recreational Pilot License (RPL) or a Private Pilot License (PPL) and in Australia a private pilot license with a gyroplane rating from ASRA (Australian Sport Rotorcraft Association) is required. Equivalent pilot licenses exist in most countries around the world. PAL V one has capacity to fly door to door, airport mobility, easy to fly. The Gyro Principle is very old principle of Year 1928.The features of PAL V is safe, easy to learn and can stall the vehicle easily. The commercial version of PAL V would be launched in 2014.There are many EU organizations who have come to uplift this project. One needs to take a 20 to 24 of hours of training to get a license. This project has got full support from Dutch Government and the departments which have helped Economic Affairs, Ministry of Traffic and Controls and Ministry of Defense Supply Technology.
PAL V One is now a patented vehicle flies in the air with a lift generated by an auto-rotating rotor and forward speed produced by a foldable push propeller on the back. On the road it drives like a sports car. It is made in such a way that No new infrastructure is required because it uses existing grounds and airstrips.
The Vehicle can take very short take off and has good landing capability; it is possible to land a PAL-V practically anywhere. For take-off, a strip of 165 meters (540 feet) is enough hand it can be either paved or grass.
This is going to be awesome vehicle in door-to-door carrying similar to the transition like automobile. Now, one can Leave home and fly-drive to almost any destination and can avoid traffic jams and cross lakes, rivers or mountain ranges like an eagle.
The PAL-V ONE is a two seat hybrid car and gyroplane: a personal air and land vehicle.
The 3-wheeled slim, aerodynamic vehicle has the comfort of a car with the agility of a motorcycle with a cutting edge technology. It can be driven to the nearest airfield and take off just like any other airplane. The single rotor and propeller are unfolded to make the PAL-V ONE ready to fly.
When flying, the PAL-V usually flies below 4,000 feet (1,200 m), the airspace available for uncontrolled Visual Flight Rules (VFR) traffic; so there will be no obstruction from commercial air traffic. Furthermore, the PAL-V is powered by a very robust, flight certified aircraft engine. It runs on gasoline. It can reach speeds of up to 180 km/h (112 mph) both on land and in the air.
Pal V claims that this flying car can be useful for different professions and few of them are as below
- Border control
- Flying doctors
- Courier services
- Aid after natural disasters (military and NGO’s)
- Military applications
There is one more USA company named as Terrafugia who had started Private flying and their success is totally different from PAL V One. This is a plane that can be taken from home to the airport. When I had contacted Terrafugia team in USA, they were held in reserve in replying, so; I could not add enough information about their product with this story.
The Company CEO Robert Dingemanse has told there are many Australian Coal and Mines companies who are interested to use PAL V one in their day today business operations. He did not disclose the Clients name due to confidential reasons.
The private flying car would surely rule the road and air in next one decade.
[The Author Vir Dewan is an International writer, speaker and thinker. He writes regularly in different foreign News Papers and Magazines. E-mail: VIRDEWAN@GMAIL.COM]