ASKA is an air mobility company headquartered in Mountain View, California, and developing the ASKA™ A5 drive & fly eVTOL (electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing), a real flying car.
ASKA™ A5, the world’s first drive & fly eVTOL, enables people to move faster and greener with the comfort of door to door travel, making the maximum use of the existing infrastructure. The four-seater ASKA™ drives on the road like a car, capable of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), as well as short takeoff and landing (STOL), and flies like an aircraft.
ASKA™ successfully completed its first airborne tests, lifting from a California airfield with hovered thrust while the vehicle was tethered to the ground. The A5 received Certificate of Authorization (COA) and Special Airworthiness Certification by the FAA. It is also the world’s first flying car to start the type certification process with the FAA.
ASKA™ A5 received authorization to drive on public roads from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and has successfully conducted more than 300 miles of road testing.
The company was founded by Maki and Guy Kaplinsky in 2018, experienced technology entrepreneurs. Their previous startup, IQP Corporation, was an early innovator in the Internet of Things and acquired by GE in 2017.