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2. A scary world with flying cars around us

Airplane travel is deemed safer than road travel, but with flying cars in the mix it could turn out differently. Just imagine dozens of cars moving at varying speeds a few feet above. Even if you are concerned and confident, you’ll surely end up stressed knowing that there are cars just a few feet above you. Add the concerns of the flying car engine’s suddenly going off, and you have that image of a free-falling flying car that may hit the poor pedestrians below.

 
  • E;f

    And you thought road rage was big, just wait until you cut off some big black momma in her sky car.

    • Mayonnaise

      or white Momma

  • AFR2

    What a load, all around.

    Not a single one of the supposed points is grounded in reality.

    Taken singly or taken as a group, if they were true, there would be no recreational aviation industry.

    Mechanical failure poses danger, LOL? That applies to all aircraft, and yet the drive to and from the airport remains the greatest danger of flying.

    Noise? Noise is already a a fact of flying, yet we’ve had nearly 1 million pilots in the U.S. (there are fewer now).

    Flying cars fit a niche and will be introduced. Not all pilots fly aerobatics, but there’s a niche market for aerobats. Most pilots have no desire to fly amphibious aircraft, but enough do that there’s a niche market. Ditto short takeoffs and landings, rotary wing aircraft, twin-engine aircraft, jets, ultralights and other variants.

    Autocars have been under development since the 1940s, if not earlier. Weight problems have always been the number-one barrier to production. Composite construction and other developments are removing that barrier.

    There would be no particular hazard associated with congestion of flying cars because there wouldn’t be that many, and federal regulations would establish the conditions and locations of takeoffs, landings and flights.

    No sane pilot flies into storms now. The meteorological restrictions that would govern flying cars are the same as those in effect since the Wright brothers. And cost would be no more or less of a factor with flying cars as it is with other specialty aircraft.

    It’s amazing how nonsensical the underlying crappola is.

    • Rose Supreme

      Hear, hear.

      I hate buzzkills like this that don’t want fun futuristic technology to happen.

    • Goku5

      You’re an idiot. The amount of planes and helicopters in the air aren’t even a fraction of the cars on the road. That’s why you don’t have to worry as much about noise and engine failures. If there were millions of cars in the air at the same time there would be chaos. Anybody with a brain realizes that. You might want to live in a world where a car falling on people out of nowhere is a common occurrence but most sane people don’t.

      • AFR2

        Awwwww. Such a teary tantrum, devoid of substance or even a wisp of fact.

        Lessee what actual facts were ignored by this goober top to bottom:

        Not a single one of the supposed points is grounded in reality. Taken singly or taken as a group, if they were true, there would be no recreational aviation industry.

        Mechanical failure poses danger, Lmao? That applies to all aircraft, and yet the drive to and from the airport remains the greatest danger of flying.

        Noise? Noise is already a a fact of flying, yet we’ve had nearly a million pilots in the U.S. (there are fewer now).

        Flying cars fit a niche and not only will be introduced but are in production on at least two continents.

        Not all pilots fly aerobatics, but there’s a niche market for aerobats. Most pilots have no desire to fly amphibious aircraft, but enough do that there’s a niche market. Ditto short-takeoff-and-landing capability, vertical-takeoff capacity, rotary wing aircraft, sailplanes, restored military aircraft, kits and plans for owner-built airplanes, hot-air balloons, blimps, parasails, twin-engine aircraft, jets, ultralights, rocket ships and other variants.

        Autocars have been under development since at least the 1940s. Weight problems have always been the number-one barrier to production. Composite construction, greater airflow efficiency and other developments are removing that barrier.

        There is no particular hazard associated with congestion of flying cars because there won’t be that many, and federal regulations will establish the conditions and locations of takeoffs, landings and flights.

        No sane and sober pilot flies into storms now. The meteorological restrictions that will govern flying cars are the same as those in effect since the Wright brothers. And cost will be no more or less of a factor with flying cars as it is with other specialty aircraft.

        It’s amazing how nonsensical the underlying crappola is and how stupidly gullible anyone who swallows it must be.

        • Goku5

          You can keep living in a fantasy world but mass produced flying cars will not happen. People are already too dumb to drive regular cars properly and responsibly without crashing. Dealing with multiple cases of flying under the influence should be fun when people crash their cars into houses and high rises.