flying objects

Air Drive

Cars with no wheels, formed by French photographer Renaud Marion. His retro-futuristic Air Drive series is every engineer’s dream. And don’t forget: Flying cars require a pilot license.

Air Drive - Chevrolet

Air Drive – Chevrolet

Air Drive - Cadillac

Air Drive – Cadillac

Air Drive - Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Air Drive – Mercedes-Benz 300SL

All images © Renaud Marion.

In Praise of Unusual Flying Objects

Yesterday’s visions are the ideas of tomorrow. The gallery of unusual flying objects is amazing. And of course: you might spend hours in search of uncommon photography on LIFE.com. Really wow!


1949: Children try to catch toys that were released by a kite.


1948: A „K190“ helicopter attempting a three-point landing atop the heads of three women holding plywood squares as landing „pads“.


1956: Flying platform being tested at an Air Force base.


1959: Ascending gondola trailing disk-shaped radio antenna during lift-off for high-altitude flight to observe the planet Venus.


1957: Test flight of the „strap-on“ helicopter.