Digital flight panels were developed for airliners and military
aircraft, but now have evolved into custom-sustainable panels that
can be used in a variety of aircraft, from recreational aircraft to
space planes. The leading manufacturer is Garmin, who also make most
— Now being offered as original equipment in many new
Long the dream of science fiction, there are now several
manufacturers who hope to offer production models by 2020. We have
limited our selection to those that offer 300-mile ranges, 100 mph
cruising speeds, and ready transition from level flight to and from
VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing). As they evolve, their
prototypes seem to be converging on a similar plan.
Terrafugia — Made in
U.S., one of the best funded. Seems to be close to being in
Unless you can afford a jet, this one is about the only way to go.
Marchetti — Originally developed as a trainer for small
jets. No longer being newly built, but the used ones are
well-maintained. The webmaster has done aerobatics in one, for
one of the greatest experiences of his life.
Powered paragliders — Carry your aircraft on
your back. Webmaster used to have one of these until it was
stolen in a burglary.