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    Flying cars! Really?

    https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1916166211655
    Thought that this video was somewhat to see so sharing. Wonder how many other versions of a flying car are flying around. Sounds like a 007 movie plot. What kind of a price tag would this vehicle rate!

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    Prototype flying car completes first intercity flight
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    Prototype flying car completes first intercity flight
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    The AirCar, which can switch from a road vehicle to a plane in less than three minutes, successfully soared from Nitra airport in western Slovakia to Bratislava in 35 minutes.
    As Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

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    I've dreamed of it ever since first seeing The Jetsons!
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    "Doc" Jackson, the gentleman who taught both my parents to fly, designed, built, drove and flew a flying car back in 1956 - my birth year. (I was the reason my mother discontinued her aviation training....) I've heard about flying cars my entire life, it seems!
    https://aaregistry.org/story/lewis-a...ation-pioneer/

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    Early, thanks for sharing! I enjoyed reading the article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by early morning View Post
    "Doc" Jackson, the gentleman who taught both my parents to fly, designed, built, drove and flew a flying car back in 1956 - my birth year. (I was the reason my mother discontinued her aviation training....) I've heard about flying cars my entire life, it seems!
    https://aaregistry.org/story/lewis-a...ation-pioneer/
    So great to read about a futurist who was so practical and a gifted teacher as well.
    As Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

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    Never mind the flying car. I want one of these.

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    I like the idea of a flying car better to visit family and simply to go for a drive as a form of escape. I have rarely needed a normally expected escape option. I just ran then.
    As Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

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    I think I would opt for self-driving cars before flying ones. If we get to that point, I would also opt for a roof on my house that would withstand the flying cars dropping from the skies after mechanical failure or aerial fender-benders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    I think I would opt for self-driving cars before flying ones. If we get to that point, I would also opt for a roof on my house that would withstand the flying cars dropping from the skies after mechanical failure or aerial fender-benders.
    LOL. Makes me think of The World According to Garp.
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    Aerial fender-benders made me laugh. I hope that I get to experience a self-driving car within the 20 years. My Prius V should last until then.

    My flying car fantasy is based on an hour that I experienced of flying a small plane with an instructor after several sessions of classroom instruction put on by a local flying school. I was enchanted with the idea of flying but my budget with two teens coming into post-secondary schooling said no. It was one of my special joys over my lifetime.
    As Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

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