WTF Report: “Born to fly; made to walk”

Ever since we saw the flying AMC Matador in The Man With The Golden Gun, the greatest minds of the planet have been working tirelessly to make the dream of a flying car come true. There have been countless projects with varying degrees of success. With this Slovakian AeroMobil, we’re getting pretty damn close:

Pretty cool, right?! We can only hope that we’ll get the chance to fly/drive (frive?) one of these sometime in the foreseeable future. Or…we could be like this Australian dude and just rip the wings off a light Beechcraft plane, drive it through the streets, and park it outside a local pub like it ain’t no thing.

Yellow Light Plane Parked Outside

Source: BBC News

Well, that’s one way to go about it; if you can’t turn a car into a plane, you can at least turn a plane into a car. Allegedly, this Newman resident drove up in the wingless plane and hopped inside the pub for a quick beer. Hey, if you’re going to get drunk, you might as well do so while driving a half-ton metal tube designed for flying. Surprisingly, the cops weren’t too happy, stating:

“Kids were coming home from school. It could have been very ugly. All he needed was one gust of wind…because without the wings, it’s not stable.”

Right, because the situation would have clearly been improved if the wings were still in place. There’s no better way to enjoy a peaceful bike trip than to ride straight into this potential-decapitation-on-wheels. In any case, the plane was eventually towed, the police have spoken to the owner, and everyone had a good chuckle about it over a pint of lager (probably).

This is either a pretty reckless prank by the plane’s owner or an elaborate scheme by the whole town of Newman to get international fame—because seriously, have you ever heard of Newman until about one minute ago?

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10 thoughts on “WTF Report: “Born to fly; made to walk”

    • Now we all know Newman! See? Never say I don’t teach my readers anything.

      And yeah, as awesome as a flying car sounds, I doubt I’d be in a hurry to jump into one of these experimental ones…not yet…not…yet.

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