Just Add Wings

Incredible Flying Cars: Just Add Wings

Anyone stuck in a traffic jam has had the same wish...to own a car that can lift off of the ground and zoom ahead of the pack. For decades, inventors and engineers have attempted to make that dream a reality, and they're closer than you think. Join us as we examine flying car designs of the past and present: the good, the bad, and the bizarre. See how modern technology has brought us closer than ever to putting cars in the air and flying machines in every garage.

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The Invention of the Flying Car

In 1934, aviation pioneer Waldo Waterman invented the world's first flying car.

There's MORE to the story. Discover the inspirations, see the artifacts and meet the experts of the Smithsonian Institution.