November 03, 2015
What is a Cessna 172, if not a flying car?
What we haven't "invented" yet is a legal environment and air-traffic control rules that will permit you to own and fly one.
People like to pile requirements onto the 'flying car' paradigm, like requiring it to flawlessly navigate the world independent of pilots. If you want that, you're never getting it. Pile enough requirements onto the dream, and of course it becomes impossible. But we've done flying machines, of myriad types for over a century.
Posted by: ams at Tue Nov 3 20:47:47 2015 (GtPd7)
An airplane? If it's a flying car, it's a damn poor one.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Tue Nov 3 22:26:50 2015 (a12rG)
Posted by: Mauser at Wed Nov 4 06:03:36 2015 (TJ7ih)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wed Nov 4 15:22:44 2015 (XOPVE)
I think the best we can hope for is a vehicle that is a poor car and an average aircraft. It'd have just enough road capability to drive from your garage to the nearest airport, or from your destination airport to a hotel.
Posted by: Siergen at Thu Nov 5 17:15:55 2015 (De/yN)
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