Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft

Here is another story that reminds me that my fascination with entrepreneurs is like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. (If you have never read this short story, do it now.) The aircar -- also known as a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft -- is getting some serious attention. Moller International is planning to have its version commercial available within a few years. They even have video of the car in action. Nice!

By the way, did you know that the book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was written by Ian Fleming, the same author who gave us James Bond? And I just learned that one of the screenwriters on the film version was Roald Dahl. Too bad Dick Van Dyke was chosen as the lead.