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Have You Seen This? Looks like flying trucks are finally a thing

Truck catches some serious air in this video posted by Jake's Garage.

Truck catches some serious air in this video posted by Jake's Garage. (Jake's Garage via Facebook)


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WINTER — When I was a kid it seemed that every issue of Popular Science magazine referred to the flying cars that would be ubiquitous by the year 2000. Problem was, that momentous year came and went without the cars buzzing around the skies like we all hoped.

In fact, I had a friend in college whose grandpa was such a believer in this promised technology that he actually built a garage on the second level of his house. The neighbors all looked at him funny, but he just knew that it was only a matter of time until he was the only fellow on the street who could fly into his garage.

Well, this video is dedicated to that imaginative grandpa. We may not have the fleet of flying vehicles he's been waiting for, but the video proves that trucks can fly when the situation is right.

This video was shot somewhere in Austria, earlier this winter, where, obviously, there is a lot of snow. The driver certainly used it to his full advantage. It's incredible to see just how far the truck managed to soar through the air.

Just as important, the end of the video helps show one of the key reasons that flying vehicles aren't more common. It might be wonderful to be airborne, but landing safely is downright tricky.

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Grant Olsen

About the Author: Grant Olsen

Grant Olsen joined the KSL.com contributor team in 2012. He covers outdoor adventures, travel, product reviews and other interesting things. He is also the author of the book "Rhino Trouble." To contact Grant, and read more of his articles, visit his KSL.com author page.

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Grant Olsen joined the KSL.com contributor team in 2012. He covers outdoor adventures, travel, product reviews and other interesting things. He is also the author of the book “Rhino Trouble.”

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