World’s First Commercial Flying Car, The PAL-V Liberty Will Make Its Spanish Premiere at The Automobile Barcelona
At the Automobile Barcelona 2019 PAL-V will present the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer edition for the first time in Spain. The 90 pieces limited edition is based on the PAL-V Liberty. It will open the next chapter of mobility. During the 9th and the 10th of May (press only) and during the 11th and the 12th of May the PAL-V can be found at The connected street area.
“This will be the first time that PAL-V will be present at a car show in Spain. The dream of having a flying car started around the same time as the first edition of Automobile Barcelona therefore celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the show together with our Spanish premiere of the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer is the perfect combination.” :says Robert Dingemanse, CEO of PAL-V, adding“ The Pioneer edition is for those that want to be part of a unique group that writes history with us. They will beat the fore front of a mobility revolution, where we will no longer have cars that can only drive. They will be the first CarFlyers in their country, FlyDriving to any destination”
Amongst other features, the Pioneer edition is equipped with a dual control cockpit and the Electronic Flight Instrument System. The full carbon package clearly distinguishes the Pioneer from the standard Liberty as well as a tailor-made interior and exclusive characteristic two tone colour scheme.
Developing a flying car takes a long time and a lot of persistence. It’s a revolutionary development, especially as PAL-V developed a commercial vehicle that complies with existing regulations, very different from an interesting technical concept. Mike Stekelenburg, chief engineer of PAL-V, says: “People have been trying to find a solution to commercializing a flying car since the inception of the Automobile Barcelona. After 100 years and many technology breakthroughs later, we are able to build and certify a flying car based on the gyroplane principle that was originally invented by Spaniard Juan de la Cierva. The gyroplane principle not only provides us with a safe and easy to operate flying car but it also enables us to make it compact and within existing regulations.”
The Pioneer edition gives 90 people in the world the possibility to go above and beyond. First deliveries are planned for 2021.