The Samson Switchblade has just achieved one of the biggest milestones in the company’s ten-year history. The vehicle’s transforming tail is now fully automated, re-configuring at the push of a button. In only two minutes, the flying car’s tail transforms from driving to flying mode or vice versa, under its own power.
The reservation list for a Switchblade has reached 900, with reservation holders in 30 countries internationally, and in 47 of the 50 states in the U.S. Early adopters include NASA and Boeing engineers, airline captains, along with retirees wanting to maximize their recreational time.
This carbon fiber vehicle, according to their builders, parks in your garage and enables you to drive from your home to the nearest airport, where you swing the wings out and extend the tail, then fly to the airport closest to where you are going.
After landing, you transform back into driving mode and drive the last few miles to your final destination. In the U.S., there are airports within 15 minutes of where most people live. In most countries, airports offer a way to connect one city to another, similar to rail or roadways, but without all of the congestion.
04 February 2019