Today there’s a new reason to vote for John Kasich if you happen to be pro flying car. It’s as good a reason as any, right?
It’s not a plank in any party’s platform, although it should be because it would get our vote in a heartbeat. Imagine the rhetoric surrounding that particular idea.
Reduced road congestion, less tire waste, and no more getting stuck behind a slowpoke? That’s the guy for us!
We have no idea how the rest of the field views flying cars. They could be for or against this Back to the Future dream, but Kasich is definitely for the idea.
According to WKYC, Kasich said, “I knew we’d have a flying car when I watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” That pretty much makes him an early adopter of the idea since it predates that flying DeLorean everyone fell in love with back in the big 80s.
He doesn’t exactly say how this will happen, but we now know it’s something he supports. A flying car for everyone would certainly sway a few people in his direction.
The reality is that we have no idea when flying cars will happen or even if they’re a realistic possibility. Think about how chaotic your morning commute is with all four wheels on the ground. Yeah, flying cars might not be a great idea.
That hasn’t stopped a few companies from trying to make one. AeroMobil built a flying car that works. This isn’t a sketch on a drawing board, but a real vehicle.
The AeroMobil 3.0 can take off anywhere with 656 feet so it can reach its 80 MPH takeoff speed. Its wings fold pack along the vehicle’s body when it’s in car mode and then flip open for flight.
It’s pretty slick, but it’s not for sale, yet. They’re still testing and have had setbacks, including at least one crash. The fact that it works, however, should give all those who are pro flying car some hope.
On the flip side, there’s Elon Musk. He might be the wizard behind Tesla and the Hyperloop, but he thinks flying cars are never going to be a thing.
“If the sky was full of cars flying all over the place, it would affect how things look. It would affect the skyline. And it would be noisier and there would be a greater probability of something falling on your head. Those are not good things,” Musk said. You can’t really argue with that logic.
Still, if you’re firmly behind the idea of flying cars, Kasich seems to be the candidate for you. (Note, we don’t endorse any particular candidate, but we still think flying cars are cool.)