Shabtai Hirshberg, Freelance Automotive, Aircraft And Product Designer In Detroit, Mi

In the late 1950s, Ford’s Advanced Design studio publicised a 3/8 scale idea automotive mannequin, the Volante Tri-Athodyne. It featured three ducted fans, each with its own motor, that would raise it off the bottom and transfer it via the air. Ford admitted that “the day the place there might be an aero-car in every storage remains to be a while off”, additionally suggesting that “the Volante signifies one path that the styling of such a vehicle would take”. A fundamental flying automobile requires the individual at the controls to be both a certified road driver and aircraft pilot.

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