5 Coolest Futuristic Plane Designs

Brian
November 3, 2011

November is National Aviation History Month, and I think we can all agree that design has played a huge role in mankind's successes in flight. Whether it was the Wright brothers designing a bicycle-based mechanism that could steal the air at Kitty Hawk or a Wright-Patterson-based engineer designing the radar-fooling shape of the Stealth bomber, nothing would have gotten off the ground without a healthy application of innovative design skills. In tribute, let's look not at the designs of the past but at the designs of the future – steel-winged birds we'll see just a few short decades from now, cooked up by the high-flying imaginations of some of our most talented designers. Thus, I give you five of the coolest futurist plane designs I found online.

Future Plane Design No. 1

From a NASA design contest featured in National Geographic, this 24-seat commuter plane was designed by Gary Redman.

Future Plane Design No. 2

The “Spruce Whale” by Yanko Design will seat more than 1,500 passengers and reach speeds totaling more than 600 miles per hour.

Future Plane Design No. 3

The “Stingray” by Chrisg288 is modeled after its namesake and will increase overall flight efficiency.

Future Plane Design No. 4

This might actually be the most likely future plane listed here, as it was developed by a Lockheed Martin team and dubbed the “Supersonic Green Machine.”

Future Plane Design No. 5

With so many future plane designs out there I'll admit it was difficult to choose which designs I liked best. That being said, this one was a no-brainer. Who wouldn't want a “jet ski for the sky”? Want more future plane designs? Check out the following links:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/07/photogalleries/future-design-photos/

http://www.decodedstuff.com/17-future-planes-worth-the-wait/

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2008/04/whats-20-feet-l/

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2008/12/boeing-has-seen/

http://www.tuvie.com/icon-a5-future-personal-amphibious-aircraft/

http://www.rnrassociates.com/wordpress/fun-of-flying-for-everyone-cool_product_design.html

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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