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Nearly half a century before George Jetson packed his flying car away in his briefcase, Henry Ford built the Ford Flivver. The Flivver was a personal aircraft that Ford dubbed the Model T of the Air.

The Flivver was a personal aircraft that Ford dubbed the Model T of the Air.

The aircraft was a welded steel tube fuselage, with wood wing construction with fabric covering. The steerable rudder mounted tailwheel was also the only wheel with a brake.

The exhaust was routed through a special manifold to a stock Model T exhaust. This short lived experiment ended when the prototype crashed into the ocean off Melbourne, Florida.

A century later, three separate companies have unveiled their takes on the flying car. Although vastly different from Doc Brown's flying Delorean, each is impressive in its own right.

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