A film exploring the challenges, failures & successes of the engineers obsessed with making the modern-day flying car a reality.
Help us and become a part of transportation history! We are the only video cameras allowed to film the testing and development of the “Transition” flying car. Come join us by supporting this documentary and witnessing first-hand whether the flying car will finally become a reality or remain just a dream. Hop in the cockpit with us – literally or virtually!
We’ve all grown up with the dream – from George Jetson’s saucer sedan to Doc Brown’s “Back-to-the-Future” DeLorean, flying cars have been sensational works of fiction. Dating almost as far back as the Wright Brothers, numerous inventors over the years have tried to make cars with wings. But all of them have been commercial failures, and some of them even died while testing their inventions.
Now the dreamers are trying again – but this time a bold team of MIT-trained engineers and a designer of nine America’s Cup racing yachts are in the driver’s seat. They created a full-scale vehicle back in 2009 to prove their design will work, complete with retractable wings that fold and unfold in just seconds. For three years we’ve been the only crew with exclusive access to filming their testing on the roads and in the air. And now, in 2012, their new “Transition” prototype vehicle is being primed for delivery to the public!
Led by award winning and Emmy-nominated filmmakers Al Ward, Peter Koziell, and Laura Molta, our production team is creating a short feature documentary and webisode exploring the challenges, frustrations, failures and successes during this historic, modern-day attempt to deliver on the dream.
Our Kickstarter campaign for production funds would be devoted to capturing the answers to all the fascinating “What If” questions surrounding this technology. After years of self-funding, our tank is running on empty and we need support to continue sending our camera crews and producers to cover everything from the worlds largest aviation and auto shows to the upcoming high-risk flight-testing required for certification. Covering the dangerous testing process is expensive because these one-time-only events require multiple cameras at various angles.
Will the flying car change the way people commute? Can a vehicle be light enough to fly -- yet durable enough to perform alongside trucks and SUVs on the highway?
Is a real-life flying car even possible? Be a part of this exciting program and find out! Feel free to check out our website and blog at flyingcarfilm.com
Learn more about the Transition vehicle at driventofly.com
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 19, 2012.
Apr 4, 2012 - May 19, 2012 (45 days)
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Receive an email from us thanking you for your support and Top Secret download instructions to our very own paper airplane design (paper not included).Estimated delivery: May 2012
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A very big thank you on our facebook page and a behind-the-scenes digital photo to use as your screen saver for your home or work computer.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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All of the above and a limited edition commemorative 8x10 photo from the Transition's first flight. On the back of the photo are interesting factoids about flying cars -- which are great for starting a conversation at weddings or dinner parties!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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All of the above and you will receive a digital download of the film.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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All of the above and your name will appear in the donor section of our website: www.flyingcarfilm.com. Plus you'll receive a Flying Car Film T-Shirt that says "I might not be able to afford a Flying Car, but I do own this lousy T-Shirt."Estimated delivery: May 2012
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All of the above and you will receive a Special Thanks credit in the film and a DVD autographed by the filmmakers.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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All of the above and you will receive an 11x17 Flying Car Film poster. Plus we will include a Jetfire Balsa Glider -- great for playing with out in the yard or in the house. Just don't tell mom. (Please add $5 for international shipping)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All of the above and an 8x10 "flying car first flight" photo autographed by the test pilot. (Please add $5 for international shipping)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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An official flight patch that flew in the flying car's first flight, personally autographed by the test pilot.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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All of the above and a historic 1903 Wright Flyer made out of balsa wood, assembly not included. (Please add $5 for international shipping)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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All of the above and two admission tickets to the 2012 AirVenture Oshkosh Air Show (featuring the Steve Miller Band!) www.airventure.org (Travel not included)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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All of the above and tickets for a ride in the first mass-produced airliner, the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, at the 2012 AirVenture Oshkosh Air Show. (Travel not included)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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All of the above and tour the Terrafugia factory in Massachusetts where the flying car is produced, including a Q&A with the test pilot and one of the engineers. (Travel not included)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Have your James Bond moment with the "Transition Experience." Join a certified instructor in the cockpit while he drives and flies you in the flying car. Plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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For your outstanding support you'll be named an Associate Producer of the film. You will be given access to view certain exclusive interviews and footage during the production process of the film. You or your company will also be named as an "Official Sponsor" in the beginning of the film, on the front of the DVD cover and in all marketing materials. Plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013