2. CHAPARRAL SKYRUNNER
Here’s another real flying car, probably the closest thing you can get to a flying off-roader right now. The maker, Chaparral, calls it an “FAA approved off-road aircraft”. What it is, in layman’s terms, is a quad with a parachute. A Polaris ProStar 1 000 powers the vehicle while it’s on the ground, while a Rotax 914 UL light-sport aircraft engine powers it in the air. A parafoil allows you to steer it. As mentioned, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded SkyRunner a special light-sport aircraft classification, so it’s real and legal, and you can buy it. It’s expensive (R1.8 million), but much cheaper than the PAL-V Liberty and way more fun in the rough stuff. On the downside, you can’t drive it on public roads.