When one gets stuck in a heavy traffic jam, the first thing that comes into one’s mind is that of a flying car that will easily let them skip the traffic jam and thereby fly to the skies. With the advent in technology there are ample choices that are available for modern designers which were not there in the past. Here is a list of five amazing historic flying cars:
Waldo Waterman created this model. Having the look and performance more like a vehicle, it had a steering wheel at the cockpit and Studebaker engine situated under the hood. Despite being able to fly, this model never caught on. Its creator tried his best in improving the design but unfortunately, it failed to gain flight certification.
Molt Taylor’s Aerocar
This is one of the most famous designs amongst other flying cars. Intrigued with the concept of flying cars, Taylor the inventor of this car decided to improve the idea, hence he decided to come up with a flying car that featured folding wings. This too failed because Taylor failed to achieve the goal of producing 500 advance orders.
This bizarre hybrid was designed by AVE (Advanced Vehicle Engineers) comprising of a removable flight assembly. Built amid 1971-1973, this AVE Mizar it was all set for production the following year. However, unfortunately, on September 11, 1973, the vehicle crashed at the time of a test flight, which led to the death of Harold Blake the pilot and Henry Smolinski the inventor.
Designed in 1974 by Henry Dreyfuss, the Convaircar was a four-seater and sported a body made of lightweight fibreglass. Although the idea of this flying car was well accepted, until it crashed at the during a test flight, which resulted in the death of the driver/pilot.
Robert Fulton developed this model in 1946. This is the first flying car ever that received the prestigious FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Despite the success, the inventor failed to get hold of a trustworthy financial banker.
Everyone loves cars, they love flying, they love travelling and above all, they love independence. All these aspects came together in cars built in the past, which you could drive or fly depending on your mood.