French pioneer of electronic music and innovator Jean-Michel Jarre became the first passenger on KleinVision’s AirCar on April 24, 2024. Jarre, known for his technologically impressive laser music shows, completed two flights in the equally innovative vehicle at Slovakia’s Piestany International Airport.

““It is like being in a Jules Verne book, but for real!” said Jarre. “One second you speak to the driver, and next, you are up there in the air – an amazing experience.”

Jarre and the AirCar will be reunited at the Starmus opening concert, ‘Bridge from the Future’ in Bratislava on May 12.

“AirCar addition to Starmus is a fantastic complement to our festival experience,” said Starmus cofounder and astrophysicist Garik Israelian. He cofounded Starmus alongside Brian May.

Israelian added: “AirCar will not only be part of the Starmus opening concert, it will also be showcased at Starmus Camp, which, together with the Stephen Hawking Medal Ceremony and nine Nobelists giving lectures, will turn Bratislava into the world capital of science.”

Film director Todd Douglas Miller, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker of Apollo 11, captured the historic moment as he filmed the AirCar soaring at 2500 feet.


AirCar had received the certificate of airworthiness in January 2022, and has already logged 130 flight hours and over 520 takeoffs.