Will We Finally Get Flying Cars This Year?

How many times have you been stuck in Charlotte traffic that wasn't moving at all and wished you had a flying car which would lift you over all the others so that you could go on your merry way? We've all been there. And I think most of us expected to have flying cars by now. Well, we're getting closer.

A startup in Mountain View, California has been testing several prototypes of personal aircraft. The Silicon Valley company is called Kitty Hawk, an homage to the place in North Carolina where Orville and Wilbur Wright got their flying start in 1903. One of Kitty Hawk's designs, the Kitty Hawk Flyer, looks more like a drone on steroids than a flying car. It's a one-person, open-seated, 220-pound, battery-powered, propeller-driven, loud-as-a-speedboat contraption that just might be the future of transportation.

Believe it or not, the company hopes to have a vehicle on the market by the end of 2017. If you're still undecided as to whether or not you should set aside money for a down payment, perhaps Kitty Hawk's promotional video will help: