The portable plane you see above can be the future of transportation. Klaus Savier has modified a Vari-EZ to get a whopping 45 MPG at a decent 207 MPH, and that too with two people on board. For a car this data is ok, but for a plane the achievement is simply remarkable. It is like having a flying super-Prius. No wonder this creation helped Mr. Savier win this year’s Fuelventure 400.
“To improve the flight efficiency of the GA fleet, Savier says magnetos need to be replaced, once and for all, with electronic ignitions, and engines need the kinds of precise fuel injection that allows his Continental to run an almost incomprehensible 300 degrees lean of peak.”