When dreams take flight

The fear of taking the first step can be so overwhelming that we may fail to advance a tremendous idea. 
For many people a number of excuses prevent them from moving forward including:
  • I can’t do it
  • It won’t work
  • I am just not that type of person, and my favourite
  • I can’t start until it is perfect.
Now take a look at what the Wright brothers put into the air 111 years ago.That brave business plan and flight sent many men’s minds soaring. It certainly wasn’t perfect. They displayed tenacity, faith, thick skin and stubbornness to see their dream come true.
I have always loved flying and in the late 1980s I started following the development of Flying Cars. Yes, you read that correctly, Flying Cars. A company called Moller in California had been developing a vehicle that could take you where you wanted to go and drive on the road when flying was not possible. I used to talk about it at my presentations and yes, people would chuckle. Moller has been busy trying to get their futuristic concept past aviation regulators for many years now. They are hoping to develop a car that requires no aviation license and can fly to destinations based on computer guidance systems with little to no pilot input.
The people who chuckled however, should perhaps have taken me seriously because there are rumours that two local entrepreneurs have negotiated a serious agreement to market what is expected to be one of the worlds first flying cars.
Pal-V, a dutch company has developed a state of the art vehicle that allows you to drive on the road and conforms to current traffic regulations. When you are tired of driving or the traffic is too heavy, simply convert the car to an aircraft which takes about as long as it takes to order a latte!
As the factory in Holland moves to production you can expect to these vehicles in the hands of pilots and for various industrial applications. 
So dream a little more and perhaps one of them will take flight for you!

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About the Author

For the past twenty years Mark has been involved in real estate development and consulting and is currently a REALTOR with Sage Executive Group in Kelowna.

His column, brings a unique perspective on what may be important to us in the future as we come to grips with fast paced change in a world that few people barely recognize.

His influences come from the various travels he undertakes as an Adventurer, Philanthropist and Keynote Speaker. More information can be found on Mark at his website www.markjenningsbates.com


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