Aviation Historian 34
C.Gibson - Every home should have one...
The idea of a VTOL aircraft for point-to-point travel - in which passengers could be transported directly into the urban fabric of a town or city, rather than having to land at an airport miles from the city centre and travel into the latter on a ground transport network - was explored by Fairey and its Rotodyne compound helicopter. It ultimately proved uneconomical and prohibitively noisy.