Various people have had a go at it. Even the stunt crew on a James Bond movie set had a go at a flying car in the 1974 movie "The Man With The Golden Gun" (however, by today's standards that wasn't very convincing). It was based on an AMC Matador Coupé, driven and piloted by the infamous Scaramanger (played by Christopher Lee). With the flight tail unit, the complete machine was 9.15m long, 12,8 m wide and 3.04 m high. It was exhibited several times at motor shows. In the film it flew from Bankok to an island in the China Sea, but in reality it could only go about 500 m, so it was replaced with a meter long remote controlled model for some of the filming. Despite an extensive internet search I couldn't find a pic of this car, although somewhere in the Starship archives I should have one. If you are desperate to see what an AMC Matador looks like you can find a similar one here:
Aeronautical engineer, Moulton Taylor is considered to be the father of the flying car and built various examples. He in turn was inspired by Robert Fulton's 1946 Airphibian flying car.
Convair Carplane (1950)
Of all the Aerocars built the most famous is the one sold to Bob Cummings from the hit T.V. Show. He used the car as an intro to his show and also as personal transportation around the country. The same car was also used for some time as a traffic watch aircraft for the Radio Station KISN out of Portland Oregon.
1968 Moulton Brown Taylor Aerocar
1980 Moulton Brown Taylor project
Proposed Model VI Aerocar
A slight variation on the theme below. Molts incredible Mini IMP design, also known as the Witches Broomstick. Popular home built kit that helped start the Experimental Revolution. Speeds of up to 180 mph have been obtained with this on minimal horsepower. This one proudly owned by Pat Hart from Vancouver Washington.
So guys and girls - what do you think - will the masses take to the air in their cars to avoid the traffic congestion on the freeways one day. Personally, I don't think so for one minute . If the chaos on the roads is anything to go by, heaven forbid any of them take to the air!