The Flying Pinto
The 'Flying Pinto' was unveiled May 1973. Two prototypes of the Mizar Air-Car had been built and three more were under construction.
Full-scale production was scheduled to begin in 1974. Henry Smolinski, founder of Advanced Vehicle Engineering, stated that you could drive/fly your own Mizar off the lot for between US$18,300 and US$29,000. Then comes September 11th, 1973 that fatal day and end to a dream. During a test flight at Oxnard, California, the right wing strut detached from the Pinto. Smolinski and the pilot, Harold Blake, were killed in the crash.
Crew: one pilot
- Capacity: three passengers
- Wingspan: 38 ft 0 in (11.58 m)
- Height: 8 1/2 ft
- Wing area: 201 ft² (18.7 m²)
- Powerplant: 1× Continental IO-360-C, 210 hp (157 kW)
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