Henry Ford’s Vision of a Flying Car Future

Henry Ford was an incredible innovator and a true visionary.  While best known for founding Ford Motor Company, and revolutionizing personal travel, he was also able to look far into the future. In 1940, Mr. Ford claimed, “Mark my words, a combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile, but it will come.” He…

Traveling at whatever pace you want

Have you ever been on a trip that went by too quickly?  Or where you spent the majority of your time getting there and getting back home – limiting your actual time at your destination?  How about a trip that dragged out forever? Not so fun.  As children, when we were on family trips, my…

Do you have to be a rocket scientist to build a kit aircraft?

The good news is no, you definitely do not have to be a rocket scientist, mechanic or engineer to build your own aircraft!  How can this be, you may ask?  Let’s start out by examining some of the basics of this subject. Firstly, there is a class of aircraft that is called Experimental or amateur…

Flying Car Rules

Although the concept of a flying car is almost as old as cars themselves, the actual use of them is still somewhat confusing or unknown.  Now that flying cars are becoming available, it might be wise to talk about what rules would come into play when using one. So let’s answer the four most frequently…

Exploring Hawaii in a Flying Car

Hawaii is a magical place, with so many islands and amazing places to explore. Many people think there is no way you could possibly improve on what is often called “paradise”. But what if you had a flying car while you were traveling there? Instead of worrying about ferry schedules, wasting your precious time waiting…

WARNING: Flying Cars May be Addictive

I keep finding new ways to use my Switchblade, and in spite of my efforts to resist, it’s become a habit. To be honest, I don’t have to fly up to Northern California to see my kids for the weekend.  However, I know that I can because a flying car makes it easy. So easy…

Traveling the way the rich and famous do

How many television programs and movies depict the luxurious way the rich and famous travel?  It must hold some interest for those of us who aren’t (yet) in this category.  So how do these people travel?  While there are as many variations as there are travelers, several points stand out. First, they travel when they…

No fees for your luggage!

Remember the good old days when the airlines didn’t charge you extra for your luggage?  It’s gotten so bad that some heavily discounted airlines even charge you for your carry-on bag.  Well, if you have your own plane (or flying car), you don’t have to deal with this “attack of the fees”. Every small aircraft…

Why is point-to-point travel the ultimate in Green transportation?

There is some controversy on the subject of being “Green” in your business.  Rather than debate global warming, carbon offsets, and other current topics,  I simply look at this from the viewpoint of taking care of the environment.  We all live here, breathe here, drink here so we might as well make it a decent…

Making it easier to spend time with family

I come from a big, loving family.  When we all get together you’d think we were Italian – we are certainly loud and have a lot of fun!  I was very close with my brother and sister growing up and we’re still close – good friends, in fact.  It’s great seeing our kids growing up…

The view from 8,000 feet

Anyone who has flown in a small plane knows how amazing the views are from a lower altitude.  It’s a whole new world – an entirely fresh viewpoint!  For those who haven’t yet experienced this, I can only say that I hope you will some day. Now of course taking off and landing in a…

I wonder if there are any trout down there?

I fly in my business. From Northern California to Central Oregon is a 9 hour drive or a 3 hour flight.  I choose the flight, as it saves time. You see things from up above:  towns, valleys, trout streams!  There’s this one stream, out in the middle of nowhere.  I’ve flown over it a dozen…