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People Still Insist This Flying Car Will Arrive By 2017, Despite Crash

Another day, another promise that flying cars are just over the horizon. It’s like that movie Groundhog Day except Bill Murray’s character wakes up once every six months to a new world where he’s completely forgotten the media’s promises of flying cars from six months ago. » 6/29/15 11:17am 6/29/15 11:17am

Finally, a functional flying car that actually looks pretty cool

People complain that we still don’t have flying cars, but that’s not entirely true. There’s the Terrafugia Transition, but it looks like a piece of crap — a plane that we’re supposed to believe is car. Thankfully we now have the Aeromobil Roadable Aircraft — a sexy Slovak-designed car that just made its first flight. » 10/21/13 1:20pm 10/21/13 1:20pm

Terrafugia's revamped flying car should be ready by 2021. No, really.

Before even releasing its first flying car, Terrafugia has already begun work on its successor, the TF-X — a much sexier four-seat hybrid capable of vertical takeoff. The company also announced that the Transition will be ready in about two years. Or maybe three. We're so totally holding our breath. » 5/08/13 6:20am 5/08/13 6:20am

Custom-built Hoverbike prototypes are now available for purchase

Back in June of last year we told you about Chris Malloy's awesome Hoverbike, a Star Wars Speeder-like aircraft that is ridden like a motorcycle but has ducted fans at the front and back instead of wheels. While the Hoverbike cannot be purchased commercially (yet), Malloy is offering to construct custom built versions » 8/09/12 2:49pm 8/09/12 2:49pm

It’s a Car! It’s a Plane! It’s the 1952 Fulton Airphibian!

Less a flying car than a driving airplane, the “Airphibian” was a plane/auto hybrid designed and built by Robert Fulton. In 1950, it became the first “roadable aircraft” to be certified by the FAA. Top speeds were 55 mph on the ground; a “sluggish” 110 mph aloft. While the prototypes logged some 200,000 miles between… » 6/19/08 1:20pm 6/19/08 1:20pm

In the Far Future of 1980, the Government Tells You Who to Marry


Last week we told you about a miniature model of a futuristic New York City built for Just Imagine, a campy SF epic from 1930. Here's a clip of that set in action, set in a world where "everyone has a number instead of a name," and the government "tells you who to marry." Nevertheless, boys are still cruising girls… » 6/02/08 1:20pm 6/02/08 1:20pm

She Wanted Her Flying Car, and She Got It . . . for $131,700

eBay member Prattesgirl has a feedback score of 29, and 100% positive feedback. Apparently those are the qualities, along with $131,700, that allowed her to buy the last Sky Commuter prototype test aircraft in existence yesterday after 82 nail-biting bids. If $131,000 seems a little pricey for this retro-futuristic… » 1/15/08 7:00am 1/15/08 7:00am