But another companys airborne vehicle had a much different experience on Friday, when their .
The Globe and Mail reports that the flying car, dubbed the Maverick, is .
Police spokesman Gord Molendyk told the paper that the two passengers inside the flying car were injured in the crash but are expected to recover. No one else was hurt in the incident, which reportedly occurred just before 9am, local time.
The Maverick is far different than the other flying car that made headlines last month. Instead, this vehicle is more like a dune buggy with a parachute and giant fan attached to the back of the vehicle.
And while this particular flight did not end well, the company that produces the Maverick has in fact conducted a number of successful test flights. and they are fascinating to watch.
"The idea is to go beyond roads,"last year. "We'll be using it to fly medical supplies and humanitarian aid in places that roads don't reach."
After gaining momentum on a runway of about 3,00 feet, the fan and parasail then combine to life the vehicle off the ground. It needs about an equal distance to safely land.
Molendyk told the paper that after the Maverick took after, it attempted to gain velocity but crashed into a fence and several trees before coming to rest.
In an , reporter described how the Mavericks inventors intend to use their unique vehicle:
From what I know, pilot Ray Sebring designed the car to be used in 3rd world countries for missionaries. The idea is when the road ends, they put up the "Wing" and fly until there is road again.
Mavericks website describes their vehicle as: The Maverick LSA design has been developed as an easy-to-operate air, land, and snow craft. It is intuitive and safe to fly, drive and maintain by people in frontier areas of the world enabling them to use this unique vehicle in missions and humanitarian applications in the world beyond roads.
Though, for the time being, they may have to ignoreBecause it would seem that where they are going, they do in fact, need roads.