Vaporware is common in aviation. Bold claims about futuristic aircraft tend to never materialize. But when the legendary Burt Rutan reveals a new project, we take him at his word. This week he revealed the SkiGull amphibian, his personal dream plane, which could be one of the most versatile flying machines ever.
Aviation pioneer Burt Rutan officially retired in April, but his last creation was unveiled Sunday: a hybrid-electric roadable aircraft that's already taken a few short hops in testing. It's real, but not quite real enough.