Technology Video: Flying Car

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo courtesy of PAL-V.

Cary, NC – Flying cars were big news at The New York Auto Show last week. Do you have kids who are interested in science, technology, engineering or math? Show them this video of a flying car to get their juices flowing.

Flying Cars

Terrafugia, based in Woburn, Massachusetts, grabbed a lot of headlines in the U.S. last week with its prototype of street-legal car that flies like an airplane. It evens runs on Premium gas, so you can fill up at any neighborhood gas station.

Over in Europe, the PAL-V, short for Personal Air and Land Vehicle, also released a video of its flying car last week. Unlike Terrafugia, the PAL-V flies like a gyrocopter. It has a range of 315 miles and a top speed of 110 mph.

One could fly from Cary to Rodanthe on the Outer Banks in under 2 hours. By car, the trip takes about 5 hours.

PAL-V Flying Car Video

I chose the clip from PAL-V principally because it’s a better video than the one from Terrafugia.

The marketing of science, technology, engineering and math is an important part building generational excitement about S.T.E.M.

Enjoy your trip in the flying car. Share it with your kids. This video can also be seen on YouTube.

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4 replies
  1. Ashon Bennett
    Ashon Bennett says:

    This is amazing this is 2nd awesomest car I’ve ever seen the first is the aero boil but this is probably better because the aero boil is a prototype not the real thing

  2. Len Nieman
    Len Nieman says:

    Minor nit to pick. Being a 3-wheel vehicle when on the ground this would be classed as a motorcycle, not a car. So you’d have to have a motorcycle license/license endorsement, depending on the state, as well as a pilot’s license.

    While it’s a neat gadget, somehow I just don’t see one of these showing up in people’s garages any time soon.

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