I read recently, at least three companies have a commercially viable flying car in production.
Some are 100-200 mph, 2 passengers, and require special license. The cost is upwards of $400k.
Do you think this is a viable alternative to current automobiles, or just a toy for millionaires...?
Here is one model -
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2 … 500afea6c8
Another company -
Another model -
http://www.motortrend.com/news/first-co … or-399000/
The concept seems basically unsound to me, without the technology of levitation- gravity control, which does not appear to be on the horizon anytime soon, the danger of such a vehicle outweighs its advantages.
Can't see a flying car being allowed to land/takeoff anywhere outside an airport or possibly rural, private land. If they are to become truly popular, a replacement for the car, we would need many, many more small airports, and at considerable distance from one handling commercial air flights.
So no, I don't see them as a replacement for cars - the infrastructure is too expensive and would cost owners too much time. Useless in a city or for travel of more than 200 or 300 miles.
Also, cost of $400k and license requirememrnt would be a deal breaker for most people...
Well, one of them DID say it would be the cost of a luxury car. But yes, a flying license would be a deal breaker. The first one said it wouldn't take near the time to learn to fly as a plane, though. I'd hate to see pilots flying all over without a license!
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