-In a few lines can you introduce your company? Created by whom, since when ?
In 1999 John Bakker started flying and noticed the inconvience of mobility. He always had to go to a place where he did not want to go, fly to a place he did not want to fly and always leave something behind either an aircraft or a car. Inspired by this problem he started looking for a new way of mobility, the flying car. By testing all different aviation platforms he found out that a gyroplane was not only the easiest to learn to fly but also very safe to fly.
A normal aircraft has three wheels and a high centre of gravity which is not beneficial when trying to drive the aircraft on the road. In 2004 the dutch company Carver provided the solution with their unique tilting system, which allowed three wheel vehicles to safely making corners without tiping over. This led to the founding of the company PAL-V in 2008 by Robert Dingemanse.
- How long will it take to realize this engin ?
PAL-V will deliver the first PAL-V Libertys in 2018 to the customers in Europe.
-How much do you think sell PAL-V in 2017 ? Are there countries more enthusiasm for this product ?
We receive inquires on a daily basis from people all over the world.
-Can you tell us few words about the different models of your flying car and price range ?
Currently we have one commercial model, the PAL-V Liberty. However, we have two different editions of this model. Initial deliveries will be restricted to our PAL-V Liberty Limited Pioneer Edition, which will include all options and special styling and finishing in cooperation with Italian designers and craftsmen. This special limited edition celebrates the start of the flying car era. Only 45 are available for Europe. Expected price is € 499.000,- (ex. works, excl. taxes). Following the deliveries of the PAL-V Liberty Limited Pioneer Edition we will commence delivery of our PAL-V Liberty Sport Edition. The expected price of the Sports Edition is €299.000,- (ex. works, excl. taxes)
-What is your vision for the future ?
We want to be known as the company that changed the way people think about mobility, by offering them a new way of transportation which will not only enable them to explore new sights but also explore them with great flexibility and mobility. Furthermore, people can now live further away from their offices, reduce their travel time which allows them to spend more time with their family and have a lot of fun when traveling. All these benefits of PAL-V can be a game changer for many markets.