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First time posting news! Quite interesting anyway.
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Flying cars are a nice idea that will never get off the ground. Do you want the people you see driving everyday flying over your house? How about the idiots that throw bottles of stuff out their window?
Edited by Kirmie - 7/22/11 at 12:26pm
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never say never, people said we will never be able to fly hundreads of years ago... go into space... solve our global fuel problems...
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Flying cars are a nice idea that will never get off the ground. Do you want the people you see driving everyday flying over your house? How about the idiots that throw bottles of stuff out their window?
I don't think these "idiots" have 279,000 dollars laying around to even afford one.
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Lol, weren't they trying to do this in the 60's or something?

Why did the guy ask if he'd sold any twice? O_o
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Is this the terrafugia? The video doesn't work for me, but yeah this idea's been around for a while. Personally I think it's a pretty good idea for people who can afford a plane, but prefer to park it at home (but don't have a runway). That way you don't have to rent out a hangar. Another good thing about this is the convenience of getting to your plane! Man I'd love to be in seattle in for breakfast, then back home for lunch . The obvious con to this are: 1)haters that would stop at nothing to destroy your pride and joy 2)maintenance will be a total .... pain.
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never say never, people said we will never be able to fly hundreads of years ago... go into space... solve our global fuel problems...
Um, I think you misunderstood. Can we create the technology? Of course. We could do that now. Will people stop being dumb enough to obey traffic laws and not crash into your house? I think not.

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I don't think these "idiots" have 279,000 dollars laying around to even afford one.
You underestimate the cashflow of idiots. Let's try some name association.

Britney Spears
Jessica Simpson
Donte Stallworth
Braylon Edwards
Homeless Bum

Which one, and there is only one, of those isn't a rich idiot?

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Is this the terrafugia? The video doesn't work for me, but yeah this idea's been around for a while. Personally I think it's a pretty good idea for people who can afford a plane, but prefer to park it at home (but don't have a runway). That way you don't have to rent out a hangar. Another good thing about this is the convenience of getting to your plane! Man I'd love to be in seattle in for breakfast, then back home for lunch . The obvious con to this are: 1)haters that would stop at nothing to destroy your pride and joy 2)maintenance will be a total .... pain.
Obvious con number 3: Air traffic control will never allow it.
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I think most of you aren't considering that you most likely need a pilot's license for one of these. Why does this seem so far fetched for all of you?
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This is a repost.

Other than that I think this is stupid. Pilot's license, still needing a runway, crash safety against soccer moms in 4 ton SUVs, etc.
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This is a repost.

Other than that I think this is stupid. Pilot's license, still needing a runway, crash safety against soccer moms in 4 ton SUVs, etc.
Seriously, stupid? This is a great idea, at the very least, you'll have some entrepreneur start a livery service for wealthy execs with true door-to-door service. Other than that, it's a simple portent of things ahead.
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