Fulton Airphibian FA-3-101 Interior

Close up of the Interior and instrument panel of an aircraft.
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Designed by Robert Fulton Jr. in 1950, the Airphibian became the first roadable aircraft approved by the Civil Aviation Administration. A pilot could fly to an airport and then, after disengaging wings, tail, and propeller, and drive the car into town.”. While a technical success as a flying car, the Airphibian did not become a marketable design due to the inherent compromises of air and car technologies and financial difficulties.

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02/26/2020

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Mark Avino

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NASM2020-01243

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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