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1988 Manned Test Flight of Flying Car
In 1988, inventor Paul Moller invited CBS News to witness a test flight of his flying car. The vehicle had been proven to work when piloted by remote control, but this time Moller wanted to be in the cockpit himself for a manned flight. CBS News correspondent John Blackstone covered Moller's attempt for the "CBS Evening News" as part of a story on the pursuit of a flying car.