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'Jetson Bill' To Enshrine Place in USA for Roadable Aircraft

Flying Cars Quickly Becoming Reality Across the States

Samson Sky and Alef have been busy lobbying for a place in US law, trying to ensure their road-ready aircraft have a legal framework to operate under once they move to production.

The 2020 passage of the "Jetson Bill" included wording to allow roadworthy aircraft to be registered for use on state roads and highways. The big players today have remained Samson Sky - a team with an active media presence and a continuous stream of promising developmental news - and Alef, whose Model A 'flying car' design is slated for delivery by 2026. Terrafugia rolled up operations in the US and took operations to China, and the Euro option, PAL-V, has set down roots in New Hampshire.

Samson Sky says it's still working to build out the framework needed to see their product to market. Currently, the 'flying car' ideal works much like any other car - no takeoffs, landings, or overflight of roadways, and flight operations begin & end at an airport. But there's still much more to do, according to Russel Bousfield, Samson's legislative specialist.

"We're very excited to provide industry input to State legislators who are laying the foundation for this new form of transportation," said Bousfield. "It's been very rewarding to work with influential lawmakers that share a desire to bring about new technologies and advancements in aerospace."

FMI: www.SamsonSky.com

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