Another Flying Car Post?
Since we haven't met our usual quota of "Flying Car" posts in, oh, at least a month, I thought it would be appropriate to point out the latest on the subject detailed in this article over on Gizmag ("The Terrafugia Transition - is this the first viable flying car?" July 26th, 2006).
Throwing their hat into the ring alongside the teams profiled in this Popular Science article ("The Daring Visionaries of Fringe Aviation" January 2005*), comes a team of aviation engineers from MIT proposing a 100 hp, $138K, folding-wing, pusher-prop design for delivery somtime in or around 2009.
(* True afficionados of all things Speculist should seek out this issue**, since it features not only personal aviation, but an interview with SENS-guru Aubrey de Grey)
(** Ironically, I ran across a dead-tree copy of this issue in the waiting area of a local car dealership [strictly earthbound models, alas] some 18 months after the cover date.)