posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 08:28 AM
a reply to: MysterX
Not to mention the amount of unlicensed pilots and drivers out there doing their thing.
We're a long way from commuting via flying machine as a normal "thing"
-Reliability (lose an engine on the road, pull over... lose an engine in the air, better think quick..)
-Insurance (how much would one end up paying to insure a flying machine without a pilot's license? Nope! And even with a license, these things are
going to be a pain to insure)
-New airspace rules will have to be developed, more low altitude airways to support congestion of flying cars
-The FAA will have no choice but to get involved with a whole new rule subset (much like their Light Sport rules). The EASA will also need to do the
same thing, and all the other aviation authorities in the world.
-Training. License or not, ONE NEEDS TRAINING TO OPERATE A FLYING MACHINE.
-If they're self-flying-self-driving, still, you need TRAINING in case the computer fails.
I could keep going. We're not going to see a bunch of flying cars any time soon, sadly.
edit on 27-12-2016 by servovenford because: oops, didn't space a bullet point