Flying cars traditionally don’t drive well. Steve Saint of I-TEC decided to solve that problem. He proved them wrong by driving this street legal plane from Florida to Oshkosh. Stops for gas turned the Maverick into a spectator sport lasting an hour as passersby took photos of vehicle with a propeller for a tail. The roof unzips to reveal wings. The car even goes off road.
The Maverick was primarily designed and engineered for places where the absence of doctors, nurses, and hospitals makes even the smallest injuries a death sentence. Nate Saint, Steve’s dad, died in the jungle as part of Mission Aviation fellowship along with four friends. Steve eventually made friends with the Waodani Indians who killed his father. Steve designed the Maverick to increase the chance of survival for this remote village in case of an emergency. He created I-TEC to foster commercial relationships with an end goal of serving the humanitarian market.
The commercial version’s flying speed approaches 40 miles per hour. But the car also drives remarkably well with a top speed in excess of 90 miles per hour. Not to spoil the video but it hits 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. My car doesn’t even do that. The car is even environmentally friendly with being so lightweight that it gets 25-30 miles to the gallon on the road. All you need is a football length field for landing and take off.
Check it out. Would you travel like this? I can think of a few intersections I’d rather fly over.