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The Samson Switchblade Flying Car is almost ready to hit the market. Prices start at $85k and go to $140k depending on what bits you opt for. The Switchblade has side-by-side seating for two and room for 50-lbs of luggage. Flight speed is 200 mph at up to 13,000 feet. Get out of traffic and into the air. Standard features after the break. ...

For the most part air travel is still pretty awesome (minus interactions with the braintrust crews of the TSA). You hop on a plane in California and in just 5-hours you are sitting on the beach in Hawaii. Amazing stuff. A few things that make the flight time take longer than it should are crappy boarding/boarders (don’t get me started) and the wait between door closing and the aircraft pulling away from the gate. Stirling Dynamics plans to speed things up with the WheelTug, a self-driving nose wheel for the Boening 737NG airplane....

Having recently spent too much time traveling internationally I can attest to the fact that there are many levels of quality when it comes to airline seats. Everything from age, to seat comfort, to legroom, shoulder room, and more. Some airlines haven’t a clue about ergonomics or comfort while others seem to have it figured out. I won’t go in to the best and worst airlines at this juncture. This post is about the latest Emirates Airlines commercial showing off their awesome Boeing 777 First Class Suites. First things first....

This amazing Brazilian designer, Jomar Machado, has made a crazy mash-up of retro/futuristic vehicles. You will notice Mustangs, Porsches, motorcycles, etc…    ...

The Flynano Fun Flyer is what happens when you mix a jetski with a light aircraft. It is light, nimble, fast, and can fly. It is 100% electric, made of carbon fiber, weighs less than 155-pounds, requires no license, and is built in Finland. Check it out here. ...

Paul Allen, cofounder of Microsoft, has been busy with his airplane project, Stratolaunch. This monster airplane started back in 2011 and while photos are starting to emerge the plane is still grounded. Burt Rutan, aerospace engineer, has gotten the plane this far but has yet to take it on a test flight. The Stratolaunch has a 285-foot wingspan, six 747 jet engines, 26 wheels, and can carry 250,000 pounds of fuel. The name hints at the purpose which is for low earth orbit flights and launching rockets into space. Eventually the Stratolaunch...

There is currently a Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the crash of the experimental ICON A5 amphibious airplane. Jon Karkow, lead engineer, and coworker Cagri Sever were killed in the crash in Vacaville, California. Karkow was the pilot of the ICON A5 airplane which  had been airborne for approximately 20 minutes. The Icon A5 crash might...

This awesome little airplane is the world’s smallest twin-engine manned aircraft. It was designed in the 1970s by Michel Colomban and is named the Cri-Cri. Cri-Cri features include a single seat, an enclosed cockpit, a cantilever low-wing, two front mounted engines, and fixed landing gear. The aircraft is made of klegecell foam and aluminum and has a 16.1-ft wingspan. Video and pictures of the tiny CriCri after the break. ...


Drones continue to make headlines as they are being used for fishing, videography, racing, human flight, and more. So, no surprise that they are soon going to be used for cloud seeding to help make it rain. Well that is the plan anyways. A group of researchers in Nevada completed their first flight of their unmanned cloud seeding drone, the “Sandoval Silver State Seeder”.

The cloud seeding drone was sent up on a test flight (currently limited at 400-feet) and successfully deployed two silver-iodine flares, used to help kick-off rainfall from clouds. This one is a no brainer to save lives and money. No need to send humans up for this type of thing once it is perfected.

A bit Iron Man and a bit Green Goblin. Either way it is totally awesome. The Flyboard Air by Zapata Racing begins where the water-jet Flyboards leaves off. No more tethering to a jetski and tons of water. The Flyboard Air runs on what seems to be a jet engine (don’t quote me on that) and can fly for 10 minutes and up to 10,000 feet. Franky Zapata let me know if you need any product testers....