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61 Futuristic Aircraft Designs

From Automatic Flying Automobiles to Jet Boat Seaplanes

— October 18, 2013 — Autos
The ability of airplanes to transport passengers through the sky from destination to another is simply mind-blowing, but these futuristic aircraft designs are taking that concept to the next level by showcasing even more abstract and high-tech features.

While most people may not think that the concept of flying could get any better, creative aerospace engineers are constantly imagining new and improved ways for pilots and passengers to cruise across the open sky. And while some of these inventive aircraft designs may seem a little far fetched, it is only through creating new and outrageous models and concepts that change can come about.

From electric commuter jets to virtual fantasy aircrafts, these futuristic airplane designs are definitely making way for a whole new concept of flying.
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Day-Long Solar Flights
Day-Long Solar Flights
The Eco 'Solar Impulse' Flies for an Impressive 26 Hours
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Mobile Airline Chairs
Mobile Airline Chairs
Air Access Would Improve Travel for Those With Physical Disabilities
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Fierce Flying Autos
Fierce Flying Autos
Moller International Unveils Two New Concept Skycars Designed for City Use
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Automatic Flying Automobiles
Automatic Flying Automobiles
Terrafugia TF-X is an Innovative Airborne Vehicle That Goes 200mph
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DIY Experimental Planes
DIY Experimental Planes
The Waiex N270DC has Successfully Completed Its Maiden Flight
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3-D Printed Airplanes
3-D Printed Airplanes
Airbus A380 Uses Perfectly Printed Parts Throughout the Building Process
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Hydrogen Cell Airplanes
Hydrogen Cell Airplanes
The Antares H3 Aircraft is the Successor to the Antares DLR-H2
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Aerial Automobile Concepts
Aerial Automobile Concepts
The Carplane Makes Traffic a Thing of the Past
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Speedy Slim Aircrafts
Speedy Slim Aircrafts
The Sonicstar Supersonic Business Jet is Super Fast
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LED-Enhanced Personal Aircrafts
LED-Enhanced Personal Aircrafts
Cirrus Aircraft Presents the 2014 Generation 5 SR Series
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Infinitely Aloft Aircraft
Infinitely Aloft Aircraft
The Boeing SolarEagle UAV Aims to Stay in the Air for Five Years
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Printable Personal Airplanes
Printable Personal Airplanes
The MakerPlane Lets Amateur Aviators Build Their Own Aircraft
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No-Pilot Planes
No-Pilot Planes
The MQ-9 Reaper Does Not Need a Pilot in the Plane to Fly
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Spy-Worthy Work Cabins (UPDATE)
Spy-Worthy Work Cabins (UPDATE)
Design Q Unveils the Bond-Inspired Avro Business Jet
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Foldable Aircraft Awards
Foldable Aircraft Awards
The ICON Aircraft A5 Receives 2010 Red Dot Award for Design
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Fuel-Sipping Aircraft
Fuel-Sipping Aircraft
The Yuneec Electric Sport Airplane is Eco-Friendly
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Aerial Humanitarian Aids
Aerial Humanitarian Aids
The Airship Archangel is Designed to Assist Disaster Victims
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'Fifth Element' Inspired Taxis
'Fifth Element' Inspired Taxis
SKY TAXI Concept Soars Into Future of Transportation
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Quiet Supersonic Planes
Quiet Supersonic Planes
Lockheed Martin's Supersonic Green Machine
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Retro-Futuristic Pedal Gliders
Retro-Futuristic Pedal Gliders
This Airbike is Efficient While Exuding a Retro Feel
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Futuristic Airborne Vehicles
Futuristic Airborne Vehicles
Introducing the Smartfish Flying Vehicle
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Massive Model Planes
Massive Model Planes
The Boeing B-50 Superfortress is the Heaviest Model Aircraft
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Eco-Friendly Personal Flyers
Eco-Friendly Personal Flyers
The Volta Volare GT4 E-Plane Provides Battery-Powered Fights
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See-Though Planes
See-Though Planes
Oriens Motorglider Concept
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Classless Plane Concepts (UPDATE)
Classless Plane Concepts (UPDATE)
The Airbus Concept Plane is A Portal Into a High-Tech Oasis
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Unmanned War Planes
Unmanned War Planes
The British Ministry of Defense Unveils the Taranis Aircraft for Rescues
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Fly Like A Bird
Fly Like A Bird
NASA's Latest Flight Project
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Eco-Stunt Planes
Eco-Stunt Planes
EADS Unveils Cri-Cri Four-Engine All-Electric Acrobatic Aircraft
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Aerial Ocean Liners
Aerial Ocean Liners
The Stratocruiser from NAU Lets You Take Your Vacation to the Skies
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Fuel-Efficient Airplanes
Fuel-Efficient Airplanes
The Synergy Aircraft Reduces Gas Use and Flies Just as Fast
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Unmanned Spy Planes
Unmanned Spy Planes
The Boeing Phantom Ray Looks Like a Futuristic Star-Fighter
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Sporty Flying Cars
Sporty Flying Cars
The Terrafugia Transition, a Car-Plane Hybrid, Gets FAA Approval
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Ultra-Lightweight Airplanes
Ultra-Lightweight Airplanes
The Single-Seat Flynano by Aki Suokas Weighs Just 70 Kilograms
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Heliboarding Choppers
Heliboarding Choppers
Snowboarders Can Hit Up Super Gnarly Slopes in the AvA 299 DROP
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Fuel-Efficient Blimps
Fuel-Efficient Blimps
The Aeros Pelicanto Airship Eliminates Gaseous Atmospheric Waste
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Next-Gen Flying Cars
Next-Gen Flying Cars
Terrafugia Unveils Renderings of the Transition Roadable Aircraft
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Car-Inspired Personal Aircraft
Car-Inspired Personal Aircraft
The Hawker Beechcraft Teams Up with Matthew Palmer
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Demilitarized Commercial Aircrafts
Demilitarized Commercial Aircrafts
The Lockheed Stratoliner is Fiercely Futuristic and Green
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Electric Commuter Jets
Electric Commuter Jets
The EADS VoltAir Plane is Completely Powered by Batteries
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Travel on Land, Water & Air
Travel on Land, Water & Air
Evolution Aircraft
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Military Transformers
Military Transformers
The USMC F-35B STOVL Lands Vertically
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Reptilian Aircraft Vehicles
Reptilian Aircraft Vehicles
The Mercedes Unimog Makes Sure You Aren't Left Stranded
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Battery-Powered Airplanes
Battery-Powered Airplanes
The ElectraFlyer-C Delivers a Quiet Eco-Friendly Sky Ride
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Mini Electroplanes
Mini Electroplanes
The EQP2 Excursion Offers a Glimpse into the Future of Aviation
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Four-Seater Electric Airplanes
Four-Seater Electric Airplanes
The Panthera by Pipstrel is Eco-Friendly and Sleek
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Military Aircars
Military Aircars
AVX Aircraft is Reveals Sketches of a Proposed Flying Car
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Airborne Autos
Airborne Autos
The YEE Flying Car is a Futuristic Car For City Dwellers
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Super Sleek Executive Jets
Super Sleek Executive Jets
The Dassault Falcon S Was Inspired by the Speedy Streamlined Fighter
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Virtual Fantasy Aircrafts
Virtual Fantasy Aircrafts
The Airbus Concept Plane is Fantastically Modern
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$50,000 Flying Cars
$50,000 Flying Cars
Air Creations' Tanarg Trike Makes Personal Aircrafts Affordable
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Luxury Air Yacht
Luxury Air Yacht
Aeroscraft ML866
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Aircraft-Inspired Boats
Aircraft-Inspired Boats
'Breaking' Water Vehicle Aerodynamic Design Borrows From Aeronautics
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Flying Car Hybrids
Flying Car Hybrids
The Terrafugia Transition is Ready to Take Flight (UPDATE)
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Jet Boat Seaplanes
Jet Boat Seaplanes
The Privateer Prototype is an Amphibious Aircraft
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Dual-Winged Planes
Dual-Winged Planes
The Monster Jumbo by Phil Pauley is a Highly Functional Aircraft
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Hot Air Helicopters
Hot Air Helicopters
The Sky Voyage Uses a Balloon to Fly Instead of Spinning Blades
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Revolutionary Air-Powered Helicopters
Revolutionary Air-Powered Helicopters
The Sherpa Helicopter Design is Charged by Hot Air
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Compact Personal Planes
Compact Personal Planes
The Air-Elf Anticipates Jetsons-Style Urban Transportation for Two
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Dolphin-Inspired Airplanes
Dolphin-Inspired Airplanes
Victor Uribe's A350h Airliner Takes Off Vertically, Not at an Angle
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Budget-Efficient Foam Gliders
Budget-Efficient Foam Gliders
This Glider Design by Alexander Shevchenko Costs Less to Repair
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