There is a fantastic story that dates from the turn of the century. Back then aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont would parade his new fangled Airship by hovering at roof level along the boulevards of Paris.
Then when he’d utterly freaked the passing Parisians out he would tie the ship up and pop into his favourite restaurant for lunch.
Hopefully one day we will all be floating roof level above the streets of cities in our personal airships. Until then though here is a selection of various other modes of transport – most of which are for sale – which are utterly bizarre, but would be huge amounts of fun.
The last time I looked the Personal Blimp hadn't quite made the production line. Here's hoping it does soon, because I will obviously be buying one (post lottery win that is). It truly is an amazing airship as it runs not using the standard Helium, but hot air. This means that it can be maneuvered around the sky without making any noise at all. What the makers claim sets the Blimp apart is that it can be steered precisely at hovering airspeeds. So for example you could use it for cutting leaves off a tree - something you obviously can't do with any other mode of transport. Sadly the Blimp's website hasn't been updated since 2007. Maybe they will have a big announcement for us soon... Personal Blimp
By Ashley | March 14th, 2013