Private flight is a luxury limited to the über-rich or über-obssessed. Commercial air travel is largely a monopoly, observers note, and so there has been this constant wonder of – well, if Uber and Lyft could break the back of the monopolies of the taxi/hack bureaucracy – why can’t we have an “Uber” for flying?
The first flying car was proposed in 1917 by Glenn Curtiss. A decade later, we still don’t have flying cars. Will we ever? Why not?