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Encyclopedia > Advanced Vehicle Engineers

Advanced Vehicle Engineers (AVE) of Oxnard, California was an aviation company founded by ex-Northrop engineer Henry Smolinski in 1971 in order to develop a flying car.


The company's only product, the AVE Mizar was destroyed in a crash in 1973 which also killed Smolinski.



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