You know what I *don’t* think of when I think of Slovakia? Flying cars. That *may* be about to change, thanks to Aeromobil. It looks a little wobbly in the air, and it looks like it’s fabric covered, but hey, ya gotta give it ten points for style.
Of course, there is the more developed Terrafugia, from the good ol’ US of A:
And there’s the PAL-V One, from the Netherlands:
Back to the USA, there’s the Maverick. Slower, more labor-intensive, but probably a whole lot cheaper and in many ways rugged:
And if you want to look a bit into the future, there *may* be the Terrafugia TF-X, a four-seat, hybrid-electric tiltrotor-car:
Of course, if you’re like many properly-PC’ed people these days, your first thought here is going to be “Hey! These are all very western-centric! How about showing us aeronautical advances from people who don’t live under the boot heel of western civ, with its eeevvviiiil capitalism and restrictive ideas about “science” and “engineering!” Whelp, alrighty, here ya go: