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PHOTO CAPTION: Terrafugia TF-X hybrid flying car concept.

Terrafugia Evaluating Hybrid Flying Car

TF-X concept combines electric VTOL and ICE ducted fan to create a flying car that can take-off and land vertically.

Published: 08-Apr-2014

Ever since the early 1960s when the animated sitcom "The Jetsons" glued humans' eyes to TV screens and filled their minds with whimsical visions of a futuristic space utopia, over the years people have been left asking themselves: "Where's my flying car?"

Point taken, but perhaps now, as our childhood dreams move slowly closer to reality, we should also start pondering this: if a flying car was here today, in the real world and not in the realm of science fiction, would we feel comfortable controlling it safely while cruising thousands of feet up in the air? Would we possess the technical skills required to even get it off the ground, let alone land it without a scratch?

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