July 29, 2013 - This week at EAA Oshkosh two of humanity's longest dreams reach fulfillment, starting with Monday's first public demonstration of the Terrafugia folding-wing flying car followed today by Yves "Jetman" Rossy's U.S. public demonstration of his jet-powered wings.
Both have been a long time coming.
Well before the invention of the automobile humans dreamed of flying - some fantasizing about machines they could wear to launch themselves into the sky.
By the time the Wright brothers launched the age of powered flight humans were well on their way to substituting automobiles for horse-powered transport.
We don't know how quickly it happened, but it wasn't a big leap from Model A's to dreams of a "flying flivver," a conveyance that let us decide: drive or fly?
These incarnations of aviating dreams are due to make history here and once again cement EAA's signature event as The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration and show us how we're all one step closer to a world once only seen in The Jetsons.