Top 10 Strangest Flying Machines In Aviation History


Mankind’s fascination with flying didn’t end after the first airplanes were constructed. Trying to push the limits of what we thought was possible in terms of flying machines, we came up with incredible ideas for how the aircrafts of the future should look like. Needless to say, not all of the aircrafts that were envisioned managed to rise to the expectations, while some of these concepts were downright ludicrous. Without further ado, here are the top 10 strangest flying machines in the history of aviation.

9Goodyear Inflatoplane

Just like the name suggests, Goodyear’s concept was supposed to revolutionize the way commercial airplanes could be transported from one place to another. Almost the entire cockpit of this inflatoplane was supposed to be made of rubber, except for the control cables and the engine. When deflated, the plane was supposed to fit into a 1 meter long box, needing just 15-20 minutes for it to be fully inflated using a bicycle pump. Even though the plane was entirely functional, Goodyear didn’t manage to convince the US air force to invest in such a project in the long run.