Over the course of any given day, I find myself looking for information on a particular topic, area, item, etc. Every once in awhile, these searches land me in the midst of something I don't completely understand, or that I find myself wondering how I ended up finding the particular "thing." The most recent of these odd finds has been the flying bicycle.
I had no idea that flying bicycles were such a popular topic, or I suppose I should say, attempted experiment. This first one just left me scratching my head.
Then, I happened upon this video, which seemed a little more plausible. At least it actually flew, so that was pretty exciting.
The "Return of the Jedi" type flying bicycle was a somewhat more modern version of the flying bike.
But, then I happened to notice that some Czech engineers have actually designed a flying bicycle, too.
What I found most interesting about the Czech design is that it rides like a regular bicycle, but can then take off for up to five minutes. Imagine being able to fly out of the way of traffic or a road block. The design was supposed to be tested in mid-August, and was not intended to ever go into mass-production, but I couldn't find additional details anywhere. What do you think? Would you want to own a flying bicycle if it were affordable? Is it the wave of the future? I suppose we're still not using hover craft as regular transportation, so flying bikes probably aren't quite something I need to worry myself with at this point in time. Still, the idea is rather fascinating, I think.