Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

The Sky Voyage Uses a Balloon to Fly Instead of Spinning Blades

 - Feb 13, 2012
References: coroflot & yankodesign
Helicopter travel is still quite the novelty amongst most of the Western population, but this Sky Voyage concept for 2031 comes with the idea of making air travel accessible to everyone. No one should need convincing that the traffic conditions on land are becoming appalling in most major cities, so perhaps a lofty glider-inspired proposal like this is a suggestion worth exploring.

Whether or not you're on board with introducing commuter congestion to the air, you may be able to appreciate how Jet Shao's Sky Voyage could benefit a number of other initiatives. Composed of an enormous pivoting gasbag and a hydrogen fuel-cell turbine engine, the lightweight personal aircraft could be adapted for rescue missions where an approach might be too awkward for the usual choppers.