“An aircraft that can replace the automobile is still an object of fantasy and speculation. Such a flying car would have to be very easy to fly safely and be able to operate from driveways and parking lots with little or no special preparation.” (Source: Wikipedia, emphasis added.)
- “Small, fixed-wing planes have been banned from flying along the East River in New York City unless the pilot is in contact with air traffic control, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. The announcement comes two days after a plane carrying New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle above the East River slammed into a skyscraper.” Source: CBS/AP, October 13, 2006
- “117 Aerocar Pile-Up Clogs Troposphere for Hours” – The Onion‘s issue dated “2056-06-22”.
This post is dedicated to the memory of New York Yankees baseball pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor Tyler Stanger. May we learn the lessons and remember.
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