FAA Puts Stamp Of Approval On Flying Car Called 'The Switchblade'

Flying cars could be just weeks away from taking off!

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The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the vehicle, which is called the Switchblade, according to inventor Sam Bousfield, CEO of Samson Sky.

The vehicle -- which is technically an aircraft that doubles as a car -- is now in its final stages of testing and could be available to consumers "within weeks," Bousfield says.

The Switchblade, which seats two people, can fly as fast as 160 miles per hour and reach a maximum altitude of 16,000 feet -- meaning it won't be in danger of interfering with commercial planes, which typically fly at 30,000-40,000 feet.

"It's like a little flying sports car," Bousfield says.

The new vehicle will likely be priced at about $170,000.

Read more about it on The Hill.

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