Jetson Bill passes in New Hampshire to support roadable aircraft

Samson has announced flying cars, including Samson´s Sky Switchblade, have been given an assist from the passing of the Jetson Bill in New Hampshire, the company said.

The Jetson Bill is transportation legislation that was signed by New Hampshire Governor, Chris Sununu.

The bill package included wording to allow roadable aircraft, often called flying cars, a clear method of state registration allowing their use on state roads and highways. While roadable aircraft can drive on highways, their purpose is mostly to fly from airport to airport.

As aircraft are already required to have a rigorous annual inspection by an aircraft mechanic, the new law simplifies ground registration of flying cars once registered with the FAA. After the FAA has issued a tail number, commonly called an N number, the new law allows the vehicle to be registered with New Hampshire for road use by paying a set fee, requiring no further compliances from the State. Drivers of roadable aircraft are required to adhere to the rules of the road while driving, the same as any other car, truck, bicycle, motorcycle, or farm vehicle.

The Switchblade flying sports car is classified as a motorcycle by the US Department of Transportation.