December 28, 2017
Samson Switchblade Flying Car
With seating for two, room for 50 pounds of luggage, and the power-to-weight ratio of a Corvette, the Samson Switchblade sounds like a sports car. It’s only when you see the extendable wings and tail automatically appear and notice the Dynon avionics gear that you realize it’s a flying car. Classified as an experimental/homebuilt aircraft, it can hit airspeeds of up to 180 mph and has a max altitude of 13,000 feet. Redundant ignition and fuel systems and a built-in vehicle parachute keep you safe in the air, while front and rear crumple zones and rollover protection provide reassurance on the ground.