All this is, is a small hopped up ultralight.
There are already planes this small all over the place.. and yes, they are cheap, and you only need a drivers license to fly one.
They are called sport recreational planes. If you have a valid drivers license and can pass a simple operations and flight exam, you too can fly one
of these. You do have to take a few classes on flying, you have to know the laws and can prove you can operate one safely. But it's a scaled down
type of pilots license that is much easier to get than a regular pilots license.
However, you have to fly only during the daytime and only in certain areas. You may be able to go from New Orleans to Houston if you have the fuel but
you have very strict guidelines to follow and cannot go above a certain altitude.
You cannot fly one to work. LOL I doubt in our time the government can solve the tons of nightmares associated with everyone wanting to fly from here
Here is a good resource: www.sportpilot.org...
The planes look like any other normal regular plane only a little smaller.
[edit on 9-6-2010 by JohnPhoenix]