A sad day for PAVs…

© SkyRunner

So on Monday, someone posted video of a “flying car” on Reddit, in this case a test flight of the SkyRunner, which is one of the many PAVs I have been following.

© SkyRunner

Unfortunately, the test went horribly wrong, when the couple in the vehicle was unable to gain enough altitude to clear the top of a nearby building.  Both riders were injured, although there are little details at the moment.  I don’t know what went wrong, and I cannot speculate.

Here is a link to the story:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the SkyRunner team, as they are among the few brave pioneers in this new transportation space of PAVs.

Most Sincerely – Dave


According to Gizmodo, this was a 3rd party in UAE that owned one of the SkyRunners.  It was not a test flight, as originally assumed.  The crash occurred on Feb 9th.


Author: David Sastry

David has two decades of experience as a senior engineer at Intel Corporation, Freescale and Marvell Semiconductors. Before joining Freedom Motors he was a Principle Consultant for Infosys in their IoT Practice. David holds BS and MS degrees from Ohio State University in electrical engineering, with an emphasis on computer architecture and digital design. David is responsible for Freedom Motors' IT systems, social media outreach, managing corporate operations and contributing to business development.