A number of carplanes (aka: roadable aircraft, flying car) have recently appeared on the market or will be appearing soon. The purpose of this site is to contrast and compare these vehicles and to provide the latest information on each. It is an unbiased site that is not funded by any of the manufacturers.
Edited by Jeffrey W. Buckholz, PhD, P.E., PTOE
This site was last updated on 1.11.16
Below is a summary of currently available carplanes, or carplanes that are expected to hit the market sometime in the next 5 years. There are 8 real competitors and I have ranked them from 1 (best) to 8 (worst) based on their relative overall attractiveness.
ITEC has put sales of the Maverick on "hold" to concentrate on other activities within their organization so it has been moved to last place on the list.
I have removed the DARPA ARES vehicle and the Israeli AIR MULE vehicle from the list since it has become obvious that these vehicles will be VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) vehicles rather than true carplanes. They will not solve the "drive through weather problem" as discussed under the IDEAL CARPLANE tab.