So far, the so-called “flying cars” are mostly glorified, oversized drones and hardly can be called “flying cars”. I mean. When we mention flying cars, we expect something out of Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element (1997, Buena Vista International), or at least something like Matt Trakker’s Thunderhawk from the cartoon series, M.A.S.K.
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Private Supersonic Jet Maker, Aerion Supersonic, Is Winding Up
As per the headline, the Nevada-based aerospace company is shutting down. This comes as shock – specially since two aerospace biggies, Boeing and GE Aviation, were Aerion‘s partners.
Despite Its Odd Form, Otto Aviation’s Celera 500L Will Slice Through The Air Efficiently
What you see here is a private jet in development called Celera 500L from U.S. aerospace company, Otto Aviation. Are you thinking what I am thinking? Like, don’t this weird-looking, almost a blimp-like fuselage, defies the principles of aerodynamics? Apparently, it doesn’t.
South Africa Aerospace Company Is Developing A Takeoff And Land Anywhere VTOL Business Jet
With the rapid advancement in vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, you know it is a matter of time that some is going to propose a VTOL business jet. The Pegasus Vertical Business Jet or VBJ by Johannesburg-based Pegasus Universal Aerospace (no relation to Marvel’s Project PEGASUS) is one such proposition.
Donald Trump’s 1989 Sikorsky S76B Helicopter Is For Sale
Words in the press are, the 45th President has lost his throne. Fret not if you are a loyal supporter with the riches because, besides the mess in America you have him to remember by, you can fly home a piece of the man himself. No. The Air Force One isn’t on sale, neither is …
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KITE Is A Concept Passenger Drone For Four With A Private Jet Interior
This is KITE designed by Hong Kong-based Ponti Design Studio. No, it is not an actual kite, kite. The name was inspired by a migratory bird called black kite that stops by Hong Kong during winter.
Embraer Phenom 300E Private Jet + Porsche 911 Turbo S: Bundle Purchase For The Rich
Every other people: buy TV bundle, white goods bundle. Very rich people: buy private jet and sports car bundle. The latter is exactly what Porsche and aircraft manufacturer Embraer is offering.
Japan’s “Flying Car” SkyDrive Demoed First Manned Flight
We have seen and heard many companies that are in the business of developing flying cars, but only a handful actually carried manned flight. Japan’s SkyDrive Project SD-03 is one of them that recently did so.
Kitty Hawk Ditches Flying Car In Favor Of VTOL Electric Personal Air Transport
We are totally not surprised that Kitty Hawk’s supposed flying car is no longer a thing. The plug has been pulled on that one. Instead, the company is embarking on an electric plane proper which it dubbed Project Heaviside.
Watfly Is A Single-Seater, All-Electric Personal Air Transport That Requires No License To Fly
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just take off and soar the sky like a bird? Sadly, we are no X-Men and the closest a person can get to taking off just like that would be an air vehicle like the Watfly Atlas EVTOL.