Flying cars aren't on their way, flying cars are here. If we're going to see more of them in the air above us, we're also going to see more images like the one above, in which a Maverick flying car has crash landed in a tree. We wrote about the Maverick in 2010 and the reverse-prop-driven buggy with the removable parasail was certified airworthy by the FAA in June of that year. In this incident the pilot, Ray Siebring, said he was coming in for a landing at the airport in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada when his flying car suddenly made a sharp left turn into three descending spirals.

By the time Siebring stopped the spiraling he was so low that all he could do was mitigate the crash. Noticing an empty school field below, he managed to power up and get the vehicle down just beyond the school ground, through some fencing and into a tree. Neither Siebring nor his passenger was seriously injured.

If you want to see how the Maverick usually works, check out the video below of it making a coffee run.



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      NexWest
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's why I like regular cars better. If the engine stops I'm already on the ground.
      TopGun
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seeing (and knowing) the average driver out there, I'm very happy there are NOT flying cars out there.
      karlInSanDiego
      • 1 Year Ago
      When you're flying, any landing is a good landing.
        Paul Ricketts
        • 1 Year Ago
        @karlInSanDiego
        ............any landing you can walk away from is a good landing....................
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 1 Year Ago
      highway to the danger zone.
      Michael
      • 1 Year Ago
      A powered parachute with 4 wheels is not a car, that was a flying go cart at best. That is no more than an ultralight with beefed up suspension.
      Louis MacKenzie
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lawsuit for Suddenly Spiral? It must be the floor mat.
      FLUIDJ
      • 1 Year Ago
      All that fanfare and they didn't even go to a Starbucks?????
      Mod Andary
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Let's fly, via car, to get coffee?" "Yes, sure." This is amazing.
      eliotsmeliot
      • 1 Year Ago
      Call this what you want, but it's really just a poorly designed mini airplane.
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      Soooooo. Does he take it to Maco for repairs? I think they are all part 43 certified.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      At least they are ok. This is why drivable planes will be useless to most people unless you are a true pilot. The brilliance of cars is that they are so simple anyone can drive them with little training, flying takes much more skill than most average drivers are willing to train for or have patience for. In essence the only real solution for the masses would be levitating cars that can float just above the surface of the ground and still be driven like a normal car with normal car controls but, until some type of anti gravitational technology arrives this is not going to happen anytime soon. Even if that day comes people will be opposed to that as is with any new technology because it's not what they are use to citing lack of wheels and suspension, lack of noise or more unusual noise, lack of mechanical engine and transmission, to many computers, no way of servicing the car, the ride being way to smooth as it floats in the air etc......till that fantasy comes true present day cars are just fine for the masses.
        chest rockwell
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        You went from rational to sci-fi real quick there.
        Edsel
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        I'll wait until a Star Trek styled transporter is fully operational to leave terra firma. The only fear then will be the horrible mash-ups of colliding transporter beams. What is the result of a transporter mash-up between Mr. Bean and Bruce Willis?
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