High Flyers

High Flyers

Planes of the past, technology of the future, and aircrafts of ­all-star athletes ­

FLYING CARS — DISTANT FUTURE OR THE AUTOMOBILE OF TODAY?

The AeroMobil 4.0 is the flying car you might have dreamed of as a kid watching The Jetsons. In a matter of seconds, your car can transform into a plane, allowing you to take off from any surface with only a minimal amount of distance. As a vehicle, the AeroMobil fits in any standard parking space, uses regular gasoline, and can cruise in traffic with a top speed of 160 km/h, and a range of 4.21/100 km. As an airplane, the AeroMobil can hit airspeeds of up to 360 km/h, and has a range of 750 km. The leading flying car designer has garnered investors and hopefully production will be taking off soon.
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A sleek design allows the AeroMobil to maneuver from land to air with effortless capability


The King’s 1962 Lockheed JetStar Plane Up for ­Auction

The plane may be missing an engine and a much-needed interior and exterior restoration, including updates in the cockpit, but it still contains the legacy of the great Elvis Presley. The current owner paid $430,000 for the King’s private plane in May 2017, outrageously below the estimated selling price of $2.5M. Although the plane is being auctioned “as is” by the online auction site IronPlanet, if restored to its former glory, the jet could sell for millions. The JetStar was one of Presley’s three private planes; the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II are both owned by the Graceland Estate.
ironplanet.com

The Lockheed JetStar was one of 204 produced by the aircraft manufacturer between the years 1957 and 1978


How Some Soccer Stars Travel in Style

A look at soccer’s biggest names and their aircraft of choice to the World Cup and beyond

Neymar’s roomy cabin accompanying him and his entourage of eleven

Gareth Bale | Wales (not competing)
Aircraft
Cessna Citation XLS
Notable Features
8 passenger capacity

David Beckham | formerly England
Aircraft
Bombardier Challenger
Notable Features
Range of 3,682 miles

Neymar da Silva Santos, Jr. | Brazil
Aircraft 
Cessna Citation Sovereign
Notable Features
12 passenger capacity

Zlatan Ibrahimović | formerly Sweden
Aircraft
Cessna Citation Longitude
Notable Features
584 mph; range of 4,027 miles

Lionel Messi | Argentina
Aircraft
Embraer Legacy 650
Notable Features
613 mph; range of 4,488 miles

Cristiano Ronaldo | Portugal
Aircraft
Gulfstream G650
Notable Features
$64.5M