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Okay. Here we go again with the flying car thing. Soon. Next year. Next spring, they say.

Samson Motors has announced the Switchblade is ready for launch in spring 2018.

And more than 240 people have already reserved a model from the Oregon-based company.

The two-seater vehicle has extendable wings and a retractable tail that fold out.

It will have a cruising altitude of 13,000 feet and will reach speeds of 200mph in the air and 100mph on the ground.

The mind boggling creation is 5.1m in ground mode – the same length as the standard Mercedes-Benz S-Class – and would expand to 6.2m in the air when the tail is extended.

Call me a skeptic, but I’m a little skeptical here. Maybe it’s the 25 years of waiting and listening to ever-nebulous promises. Jades a man. Anyway, maybe this Sampson has it in the bag air wind-tunnel.


Sampson/The Sun.

200 MPH at 1-3-0, eh. The thing is certainly plausible, no doubts about that. It’s just the timing. Spring of 2018? Do they really mean 2023? 2028? Never?

I’m curious. How many of the 240 reserve buyers requested a test flight? You ever buy a plane or a car without flying/driving it first? Do they even have a test model? Simulator? I’ll warrant the collective answer is “no.”

As I’ve said before, I’ll believe it when I fly it. Until then … wait … then is only until next Spring. Let’s give them through the end of the season. Heck with it, I’ll just call it a July 1, 2018 delivery. Then we’ll see. Maybe I’ll do a YT video of me on a test run (or more likely of me listening to excuses and promises on the phone). We’ll see.

In the meantime, I am proud to tentatively announce that I will SOON develop, release, and market a flying car of my own (name yet to be determined). More on that later. For now, just know that it’s going to be nuclear powered, capable of Mach 1+ while carrying up to 8 passengers, and may be exoatmospheric. Price, like the name, to be determined – she’ll be worth the money, trust you me. Expect production to commence no later than the third quarter of 2138 at the latest.