But ships aren’t the only things that can fly. I’m also fascinated with the idea of personal aircraft—such as the idea of “detachable wings” – small powered gliders with wings reminiscent of a Da Vinci sketch. One could almost imagine a ruffian in his leather aviation cap and brass goggles soaring through the sky on such a contraption.
Hoverboards also enthrall me. A steampunk teen could easily be dodging the police on some sort of brass and wood flying skate/surfboard powered by rockets, the sun, or who knows…
Finally, we can’t forget the flying car—whether it simply floats or has giant purple bat wings. This is yet another fabulous, flying machine that could find a home in a steampunk world.
Don’t even get me started on floating cities.
What’s your favorite flying machine—fictional or fact? Do you wish you could fly out the window on a red dirt devil? Soar the skies in a giant airship? A poster will be chosen at random on Friday to receive a bag of “productivity pixy dust” to inspire you and a small sparkly tiara.