When it comes to new airplanes, the airline industry rarely strays outside its comfort zone. “A cigar-shaped fuselage atop a pair of wings, with three stabilizers at the back” describes pretty much every airliner in service today. Convergent evolution means there aren’t even very many double-deckers left, and most planes carry their engines under the wings. Which is why the Flying-V is such a breath of fresh air.
We looked at this weird-looking concept a couple of times in