A Million Plays for EAA's 'Maverick' Video
Steve Saint and the I-TEC Maverick flying car at the McDonald’s drive-thru in Oshkosh.
Saint cruises down the highway in the road-legal, sky-legal Maverick.
December 14, 2010 — “Gone viral” is a catchphrase that gets tossed around quite a bit, but over the past two months, an EAA video many of you have seen has done just that. “Maverick Flying Car at Oshkosh,” posted to EAA’s video player on October 13, 2010, surpassed one million views over the weekend, becoming the first offering from EAA to eclipse that lofty milestone.
Shot and edited by EAA’s Brady Lane, the video features the I-TEC Maverick flying car that appeared at AirVenture 2010. In footage shot throughout Oshkosh, I-TEC’s Steve Saint is shown talking to curious folks about the vehicle at such well-known locales as McDonald’s and Ardy & Ed’s Drive-In.
Not only has the video been viewed 1 million-plus times, it’s been embedded at more than 2,200 Web pages and garnered in excess of 28,000 Facebook “likes.”
“The Maverick personifies a dream that is at the core of mankind - pilots and non-pilots alike,” Lane said. “That’s precisely why I think this video has gone viral; we’re fascinated because the Maverick is a road-legal, sky-legal, very capable driving-flying machine that brings the dream of owning a flying car closer than we imagined.”
Judging from the public reaction to the Maverick while driving around Oshkosh with Saint, Lane had a feeling the video would be immensely popular. “Heads turned, traffic stopped, and people stared everywhere we went,” he said.Haven’t seen it yet? Watch below.