On February 21st, 1936 Waldo Waterman initiated the flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman was a inventor and aviation pioneer from San Diego, California. The Waterman Arrowbile was based on the arrowplane. It was a high-wing monoplane, with detachable wings and was powered by a studebaker engine. Five arrowbiles were built. Three arrowniles attempted a flight from Santa Monica to Cleveland but one had to turn back after only reaching Arizona.