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India is going to be a global flying training hub soon: Pradeep Singh Kharola

Hyderabad/Gulbarga, Aug 15: Union Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola on Sunday said that the endeavor to stop the mass exodus to abroad for pilot training and make India a hub for pilot training shortly. India has 32 FTO (Flight Training Organization) but they were not doing well for various reasons, said Mr Kharola told reporters on the sidelines of laying foundation stone for Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Limited (APFTAL) at Kalaburagi Airport in Gulbarga about 240 Kms from Hyderabad on Sunday, the Independence day. Eight more training organisations have been permitted by DGCA recently and this initiative will help the Indian flying training sector in becoming more self-sustaining, he said. Of these eight, two are coming up at Kalaburagi Airport and one of them is APFTAL for which he laid the foundation stone today, he said. Earlier, our boys and girls were…

Automobiles Technology

Hyundai Cheif: Flying Cars Will Become A Reality By The End Of This Decade

The fantasy of flying cars is inching closer to reality with each passing year. Several companies have been working on this technology and have also built innovative prototypes to take test flights. With more progress with time, flying cars will soon become operational in cities around the world. Hyundai European operations CEO Michael Cole is quite confident that flying cars will become a reality by the end of this decade. “We believe it really is part of the future solution of offering innovative, smart mobility solutions,” he said at a conference of industry group Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Hyundai has made significant investments in urban air mobility. The South Korean carmaker is developing flying taxis that are powered by electric batteries and can transport five to six people from highly congested urban centres to airports. Cole believes that flying cars will help reduce congestion in…

Science Technology

The Flying Car Completes Inter-City Test Flight

If you were fascinated by the flying time-machine cars in the Back to the future franchise or wanted a ride in Ron Weasley’s flying Ford, there’s good news. AirCar, a dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle, completed a historic 35-minute flight between two international airports in Slovakia on June 28. It had a maximum cruising speed of 190km/h. Developed by Klein Vision, the AirCar Prototype 1 has a 160HP BMW engine and takes a little over two minutes to transform from a car into aircraft. It has retractable wings, folding tail surfaces, and a parachute deployment system. Its creator, Professor Stefan Klein, said in a release that the car-aircraft can fly about 1,000 km at a height of 8,200 ft and had already clocked up to 40 hours in the air. “This flight starts a new era of dual transportation vehicles. It opens a new category of…