Kyxz Mendiola, an amateur engineer, was tired of the traffic jams in the Philippines. So, he started building his very own flying sports car about 6-years-ago, and "Koncepto Millenya" is the result. "We've been having bad weather so it took as a while after our deadline before we can finally show it to our followers. But after two months of tuning, here it is. I hope everyone will give this vehicle a positive reaction," said Mendiola. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Vertical Aerospace is one step closer to making flying cars a reality with their all-new, fully-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Weighing in at 1,600 pounds, it successfully completed its maiden voyage from Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire earlier this summer, with a fully operational 'air taxi' service planned for 2022. "We are investing in all the technology evolution taking place in aerospace, but we are trying to apply that to something that's real world and is possible to execute four years out," said Stephen Fitzpatrick, the Vertical Aerospace founder and chief executive. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Forget private jets, the Hyperlight Aeros is a fully autonomous amphibious passenger vehicle that can go from sea to air in seconds. Featuring a dual-stage, rear-mounted Rolls Royce Hybrid Electric Jet powerplant, complete with stabilizing front fan blade enclosures, and a rear exhaust jet. A blowhole array stabilizes and regulates water intake during submersible operation. Inside the cabin, a high-tech projection system is used to show the outside surroundings on a flat screen display. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
On August 21, 2017, "The Great American Eclipse" occurred and photographer Jon Carmichael wanted to capture the best image possible, which meant on a commercial airliner at 39,000 feet. After not winning a contest held by Alaska Airlines for a chance at a seat on a plane flying directly through the eclipse's viewing path, he discovered that Southwest Airlines flight 1368 from Portland, Oregon would offer him a similar opportunity, and the rest is history. Continue reading for a full video of his story and more information.
Photographer Jerry Ferguson, also known as "Chopper Guy," happened to be in a news helicopter this past week covering seasonal monsoon weather in Phoenix, Arizona, when a giant dust storm began engulfing the city. So, he sprung into action and captured the following images using a Google Pixel 2 smartphone. "We have a DSLR in the back seat, but for wide shots, I find myself using my Pixel 2 frequently because it shoots beautiful, tack sharp raw images for quick sharing right from the helicopter over breaking news and weather. These haboobs are fairly common during Arizona's monsoon season (June 15-September 30). We see an average of one or two of these storms per week during the summer. They form ahead of large thunderstorms, which can produce 60+ mph winds," Ferguson told PetaPixel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Concorde may not be operational, but it's far from forgetten, and the Aerion AS2 Supersonic Jet was designed with its spirit. With a 12 passenger capacity, this supersonic business jet features a new wing and airframe design that reduces drag over conventional delta wing designs by 20%, enabling it to travel up to Mach 1.5, with a range of up to 5,466 miles. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity was carried by WhiteKnightTwo to an altitude of 46,500ft before it was released into the atmosphere. Test pilots Dave Mackay and Mike 'Sooch' Masucci started the rocket motor before pulling up into a near vertical climb at 2.47 times the speed of sound. The 42-second rocket burn took the Unity through the Stratosphere and at 170,800 ft, into areas of the atmosphere known as the Mesosphere, for the first time. Continue reading for another video and more information.
It's only a matter of time before people are requesting flying taxi rides using Uber or Lyft, and for those who demand only the most luxurious of riders, look no further than the Rolls-Royce EVTOL Concept. This EVTOL (Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft carries up to 5-passengers comfortably at speeds up to 250 miles per hour. Think of it as part airplane and part helicopter, as there's a cockpit and large overhead wing with propellers that rotate to face forwards / upwards. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Volvo-owned Geely announced that the Terrafugia Transition flying car will finally go on sale in 2019, nearly one decade after it was first unveiled. It now boasts a hybrid powertrain, capable of an airborne range of at least 400 miles and a top speed of 100 mph for the stand-alone Rotax internal-combustion engine. There's also going to be a 'boost' throttle option that provides a quick burst of extra power, as well as an upgraded interior, parachute system, seatbelts, airbags, and three rearview cameras in road-going mode. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the LEGO vacuum.
Honda is already manufacturing their own private jets, but what if you want something more practical and sleek? Introducing the Aston Martin Vision Volante. This personal electric aircraft has room for three adults, and is fully autonomous. "With the population in urban areas continuing to grow, congestion in towns and cities will become increasingly demanding. We need to look at alternative solutions to reduce congestion, cut pollution and improve mobility. air travel will be a crucial part in the future of transportation, the volante vision concept is the ultimate luxury mobility solution," said Aston Martin President and CEO Dr. Andy Palmer. Continue reading for more pictures and information.