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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Cool things volume III

Ahhh... The allusive personal VTOL vehicle.

(Thats Vertical Take Off and Landing)

Since as long as I remember I wanted to have a flying car.

In 1996 when I got my pilots license I thought to myself, someday they will have flying cars and It would be a benefit that I had knowledge of things aerodyne.
Due to the efforts of Moller International ,Skywalker, millennium jet, Airbike and others it seems like it might just might be possible. If it ever gets out of the concept/ testing phase.

Here is a hint guys, faster please I want one before I am to old to enjoy it.


At 8:41 AM, Blogger Fatgracdaddy said...

I understand the theory but safety has to be a major concern unless they are controlled by height speed and other restrictions. I wonder who is developing the electric fences of the sky that will disable our pesonal flying crafts when we enter dangerous or restricted air space that is a tech company id invest in.

At 3:42 PM, Blogger Beano said...

Actually that electric fence thing is not to far off.

Nasa, the FAA, and other people are all looking into electronic "highway in the sky" type of system also known as "small airport trasportation system". That coupled with gps, and new auto pilot technologies should make it easy for everyone to pilot an aircraft.

*** cut from nasa's page ***
Small Aircraft Transportation System research is focusing on four operating capabilities that will help people and goods to travel faster and farther, anywhere and any time. These technologies would allow:

Higher volume operations at airports that don't have control towers or terminal radar
Pilots to land safely in low visibility conditions at minimally equipped airports
Increased single pilot performance
SATS aircraft to integrate seamlessly into the complex national airspace
SATS technology would allow planes with people and products on board to safely fly into under-used regional, rural and suburban airports. That includes many airfields that don 't have radar or air traffic control towers. Nearly all of the people in the U.S. live within 30 minutes of one of these airports.


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