FLIGHT DE­LIGHTS

Car (South Africa) - - TECH -

The ying car has al­ways been a dream and, al­though pop­u­lar in fic­tion, it still hasn’t made it to pro­duc­tion. Many pro­to­types ex­ist and these are the most in­ter­est­ing ones

1949

THE AEROCAR BUILT BY MOLT TAY­LOR MAKES A SUC­CESS­FUL FLIGHT

1956

FORD MAKES A 3:8-SCALE VOLANTE TRI-ATHODYNE CON­CEPT CAR POW­ERED BY THREE DUCTED FANS

1957

THE US ARMY BE­GINS IN­VES­TI­GAT­ING THE “FLY­ING JEEP”, LEAD­ING TO THE VZ-8 BY CHRYSLER, CURTISS-WRIGHT AND PIASECKI

1980s

BOEING EN­GI­NEER FRED BARKER DEVELOPS THE SKY COMMUTER

2006

UR­BAN AERONAUTICS UNVEILS ITS X-HAWK

2019

TER­RAFU­GIA’S TRAN­SI­TION WILL GO ON SALE LATER THIS YEAR

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