This futuristic jet takes off vertically so you can keep it in your backyard

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Meet the TriFan 600.

Made by XTI Aircraft, the personal jet could change the way people travel with its ability to take off and land vertically.

The jet is equipped with three ducted fans that allow it to lift off and land vertically. That means you could stash this plane on a helipad near your house since it doesn’t need a runway.

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World’s first practical flying car

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Dreamers and aviation geeks have been fascinated by the idea of a flying car ever since humans first got off the ground with powered flight. There are obvious advantages to the concept: the “go anywhere, anytime” freedom of an automobile without any of the traffic congestion that terrestrial drivers face on a daily basis. (Photos)

 

 

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U.S. Military Developing Flying Car That Could Be Ready by 2015

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The vehicle will be able to travel 280 miles by land and air, using vertical take-off and landing to increase access to difficult terrain.

US troops in war-torn Afghanistan may soon get a new mode of transportation as top military bosses are considering procuring advanced vehicles that can also fly over the battlefield to avoid enemy attacks.

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Flying Car Successfully Completes First Test Flight

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First test flight of the Terrafugia Transition

The Terrafugia Transition is a two-seat aircraft that converts into a Volkswagen Beetle-like automobile.  The vehicle successfully completed its first test flight earlier this month. (Videos)

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