Paris (AFP) – A German company is seeking to use the exposure generated by the Paris Olympics to overcome the opposition of local politicians and demonstrate that flying taxis can serve the French capital. Volocopter hopes that by being certified in Paris it can prove that flying taxis aren't just science fiction gimmicksAdvertising Read moreVolocopter hopes that by being certified in Paris -- which has some of the strictest regulations for over-flights -- it can prove that flying taxis aren't just science fiction gimmicks. Volocopter wants it to be the first such aircraft certified by both EASA and the FAA, the European and US civil aviation security agencies. Following the Olympics, VoloCity will carry out two years of test flights in the Paris region. As to claims that flying taxis are elitist, Hoke recalls that the first Telsa was a two-seater electric roadster.