posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 06:32 PM
Ever since Henry Ford uttered those famous words in 1940...
"Mark my word: A combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile. But it will come..."
the world has been waiting with bated breath for that combination to arrive. As a child I totally bought in to those stories about having Flying Cars
in the future. Every time I saw another news clip on the Flying Car "being available in 1976" I would think to myself "that's like forever from
now...I can't wait 5 years!...I want my Flying Car now!" Needless to say, after one inventor and company after another tried to bring us Flying Cars
to no avail, decade after decade after decade after decade I finally gave up on the hope of ever getting a Flying Car (or a working Jet-Pack, or
taking a cruise to the rings of Saturn) in my lifetime.
And now I know why...
Inventor Killed in Jetpod Crash
A prototype of the ‘flying taxi’ belonging to British-based Avcen Ltd crashed and burst into flames during a test flight from Tekah airstrip,
killing its inventor Michael Robert Dacre.
Not a vote of confidence when your Test Flight ends in a fatal fiery crash and explosion!
Here is the Jetpod (and the dream) before the crash...
The Jetpod Gives Vision to the Future of Flight
So much for these being available by 2010 as advertised!
Alas, I'll go back to waiting with bated breath for the next inventor to come along offering promises of Flying Cars by 2020. In the meanwhile, RIP
Michael Robert Dacre knowing that your dream lives on in the hearts and minds of all of us who wanted to believe.