Skip to comments.This Is The World's First Practical Flying Car
Posted on 06/10/2013 7:36:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The idea of a flying car has fascinated dreamers and aviation geeks alike since humans first got off the ground with powered flight.
The concept has obvious advantages: the "go anywhere, anytime" freedom of an automobile without any of the traffic congestion that terrestrial drivers face on a daily basis.
Featured in movies like Back to the Future and Blade Runner, this mode of transportation has been restricted to the realm of science-fiction due to the complexity of the drivetrain required and the training that would be needed to operate such a vehicle.
Now, a company called Terrafugia has put forward their vision for a practical flying car. Using electric-gasoline hybrid technology from the cutting edge of the automobile industry and autopilot technology adopted from the aviation industry, the company thinks they have what's needed to bring a flying car to the mass market.
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This could be fun!
There is an aviation neighborhood near Mooresville, NC (I’m sure there are others around the country) .... It’s a huge runway that also acts as the road the the residences on both sides. All of the homes have private hangers attached to them.
35.613615, -80.739533 ...if you want to see it
I’d like to learn to fly a chopper.
That is the old model, the TF-X, is different, as the article describes.
it relies on the skills of a helicopter pilot to fly
Learning how to safely operate a TF-X vehicle should take an average driver no more than five hours.
Take-off, Landing, avoiding other air traffic, etc is to be automated.
Democrats in the parking lot will use their car doors to dent the wings or worse. "No fair rich white man!"
Yeah, I got my private pilot license in a C-150.
Luved that little airplane.
The left lane is NOT the “speed as fast as you can” lane.
It’s the “I’m not exiting soon, nor did I just get on the road, so I’m going to be here a while” lane.
If they have the Chinese manufacture these to make them “more affordable”, I don’t think there’s a cave deep enough anywhere on earth where we’ll be safe.
They are over a quarter million and you have to have a pilots licence to fly one.
They have been on the market for over a year.
no one should be allowed to fly one without a pilots license, most people aren’t capable of concentrating on and performing 3 things simutaniously and woulsd be n extreme danger to the public and themselves and other pilots.
I sure dont’t want one of them in the skys with me!!!!
I’m holding out for the safe, healthy and reliable teleporter.
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