Posted By RichC on January 23, 2010
NASA’s Puffin electric-powered, super-quiet personal VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft concept is ideal for those wanting a quick commute to work on a traffic congested morning … particularly if you’ve got a charging station on your buildings helipad … and who doesn’t?
The USMC V-22 Osprey looking aircraft could offer a bit more promise than jetpacks or “Sky Cycles” for those of us dreaming of personal flight without the need for clear runways. Nevertheless, by the time this concept is ready for test flights, it is going to require a new kind of pilot … most like one with the skills and backbone of Orville and Wibur Wright — belly flying (video below).
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