Parajet SkyRunner flying car
|What is it?
||Why do you want it?
||Where can you get it?
|a real flying car
For the last 30 years or so various previously unheard of manufacturers
have popped up with increasing frequency promising to offer
flying cars for the average person. And almost all have been
The SkyRunner from UK manufacturer ParaJet is a distinctly low-tech
solution to the problem. But unlike other 'flying cars' which
promise so much but deliver so little, the vehicle can back
up its claims thanks to a series of successful test flights
and demanding ground tests which took place before production
The SkyRunner's basic layout is different to most other flying
cars in that the design is a car first and an aircraft second.
Most other manufacturers have tried to adapt an aircraft for
use on the road, whereas ParaJet modified a car for flight.
The SkyRunner's wing consists of a ram-air style parachute which
works by funneling air in through the front to inflate the wing
and provide lift. The vehicle requires less than 200 metres
for takeoff and can be operated from a wide variety of locations
due to the rugged mechanicals of the vehicle. The SkyRunner
is easier and safer to fly than any other aircraft, as it has
no pitch control and therefore it is impossible to stall or
dive. Should the engine fail, the pilot can simply glide down
into the nearest open space.
In the unlikely event of complete wing failure, car connection
system failure or midair collision, an emergency ballistic reserve
parachute can be deployed to bring the vehicle safely to the
The performance of the ParaJet SkyRunneron the ground would
easily embarrass most regular cars. Powered by 125 horsepower
1.0-litre EcoBoost engine the vehicle can accelerate to 62 mph
(100 km/h) in just 4.3 seconds. And thanks to the rugged chassis
and wheel combination it can easily handle a bit of off-roading.
ParaJet have also taken the time to give the SkyRunner a stylish
design and bodywork. The end result is that this isn't the sort
of vehicle people would do their daily commute in, but for those
looking for the ultimate adventure travel machine look no further.
Yes you can buy this. Here is where you need to go: Fly