1) Manned Cloud
The Manned Cloud, a concept design for a flying hotel, could make it around the world in three days with 40 guests and 15 staff. The Manned Cloud and other lighter-than-air craft could usher in a Second Golden Age of Airships, not seen since before the Hindenberg disaster in 1937. The Manned Cloud would cruise at 80 mph, with a top speed of 105 mph. It would contain numerous on-board amenities, including a restaurant, a library, a fitness suite, spa, and even a sun deck. Its purpose would be to take passengers to exotic locales while eliminating the need for ecologically damaging hotels. With dimensions of 210 x 82 x 52 m (690 x 270 x 170 ft), the Manned Cloud would be spacious indeed. The craft was designed by Jean-Marie Massaud in cooperation with ONERA, the French aerospace lab. Similar designs include the Strato Cruiser and Aeroscraft ML866.
Igarashi Design has introduced a single seat helicopter with amazing looks. It is equipped with everything that is required to give the private flight a higher reliability. But you need to take pilot training before flying your own helicopter because only one person can sit and operate this helicopter. The design looks like a robot if you see the front right look. It is very small in size as compared to other helicopters. So, get ready to take the risk and enjoy your flight.
Outside of movies and comic strips very rarely has jet pack worked, especially as something that could be considered mainstream. But New Zealand born Glenn Martin says his flying gear will make us all airborne at a price of £50,000 ($100,000). He put to test Martin Jet Pack at AirVenture and had it off the ground for 50 ft (distance), 6ft (height) and 45 seconds (time). The display was met by loud cheers of the crowd at Oshkosh. Technically, however, experts maintain that Martin Jetpack is more of a fan-powered lifter than a jet powered gizmo; quite like Trek Aerospace’s Springtail, Urban Aeronautics’ X-Hawk and even Moller International’s flying car prototype. Building prototypes since his university days, Martin hopes that Martin Jetpack would go commercial next year itself. As a matter of fact, if you are game (and loaded) Martin is taking orders right now.
Remember the game DAVE you played in your childhood, and you always wanted to fly like Dave using the jet pack. Or let me put it this way: you always wanted to fly like a bird in the air without the use of a jet or a plane. If it is so then, here is the solution for you, the rocket powered helicopter. The rocket powered helicopter is a brilliant and a fantastic way to show your bravery.
While we are pretty busy talking about space tourism and flying cars, Finnair, which is celebrating its 85th birthday, is envisioning the future of flying. What might flying be like then in 85 years? I have no idea, but the ingenious folks at Finnair seem to have an answer to the question. They have conceptualized five future aircrafts for the year 2093, which boast streamlined exteriors and entertainment-rich interiors. The best part is that all the aircrafts are eco-friendly and materials used in the making are 100 percent recyclable. Let’s take a quick look at the conceptualized aircrafts of 2093.