Alef Automotive said that its vehicle/aircraft, dubbed the “Model A,” is the first flying vehicle that is drivable on public roads and able to park like a normal car. The FAA confirmed that it has issued the company a special airworthiness certificate, allowing for limited purposes that include exhibition, research and development. The FAA said that Alef is “not the first aircraft of its kind” to get a special airworthiness certificate. Alef Aeronautics' flying Car unveiling on October 19, 2022. But Alef said that it needed the FAA’s special airworthiness certificate to continue conducting the necessary research and development.