Everyone always seems to reference the Jetsons when talking about the future. Floating cities, meal-pills, off-planet colonization… all remain futuristic idealizations that haven’t become reality. However, at least one aspect of the “Jetsons” version of the future might be closer to reality — and in an environmentally conscious way, at that.
You ready for this? Aircraft designer Michael Moshier, and test-pilot Robert Bulagaa are working on developing a fuel-electric hybrid car… that can fly. Well, more like hover. The craft would use the same ducted-fan technology as was used by Trek Aerospace in developing the SoloTrek XFV, which was a VTOL aircraft revealed in 2001.
Unfortunately, developing this vehicle will (obviously) take a significant amount of money, so Moshier and Bulagaa are looking for investors.