Forget UFOs. The first circular aircraft could soon hit the market right here on Earth. They won’t take you to space, but they might just be worth the long—very long—wait
Fly Away: The first commercial flying-saucer line, the M200 series from Moller International, could go on sale next year.
John B. Carnett
It’s designed to seat two, take off and land vertically, fly 10 feet above the ground, and reach 75 miles an hour. It’s about the size of a car, but it’s round instead of boxy. Yup, it’s a flying saucer. Next year, California-based Moller International hopes to introduce the M200G personal recreation craft, the first of what the company expects to be a full line of “volanters”—vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft. The design is 300 years in the making.