New behind-the-scenes video of the flying Kitty Hawk machine shows what it's like to learn to fly it

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It's been about a month since Kitty Hawk, the stealth company working on a flying car and backed by Google cofounder Larry Page, unveiled its first public prototype of the Flyer.

But what is it like to actually fly one of these things? How tough is it to learn?

Kitty Hawk provided Business Insider with new, behind-the-scenes video of some of the early test flights and the pilot training, a process that involved connecting the Flyer to a special tether to help master the feeling of floating on air.

Cameron Robertson and Todd Reichert, the co-lead engineers of the Kitty Hawk Flyer also answered some questions by email about how the Flyer works and how they designed it to be as simple to operate as an Xbox.

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