When you think of aircraft, the words compact and accessible don't necessarily spring to mind. A British team is trying to change that with the e-Go. Made of carbon fiber, it is powered by a compact Wankel rotary engine and sports a removable canard and wings so it can be parked in your garage.
UK-based ProAirsport has developed a hybrid microlight/glider with electrically powered wheels used for taxiing and takeoff, and a jet turbine for climbing and cruising. Unlike typical microlights and self-launching gliders, ProAirsport's GloW is propeller-free.
Next January, a squadron of disabled British servicemembers is scheduled to fly to the South Pole in up to five open-cockpit microlights to show what severely disabled people can achieve and inspire others to seek rehabilitation.