Terrafugia flying car completes first phase of flight testing

Photo: The Terrafugia Flying Car. The Terrafugia Transition, wings folded, drives past a house in the suburbs (Photo: Terrafugia) Source gizmag.com

 

I remember back in the 1950s one of my boyhood dreams was to someday fly around in the “flying cars” like those featured on the covers of magazines like, “Mechanics Illustrated”, Boys Life”, “Popular Mechanics”, etc., etc.  Well it looks like that time is  finally here. Suit me up. . . . EDITOR

from GizMag

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23:55 July 1, 2012

Six years after the initial announcement that Terrafugia, Inc. would develop a “roadable airplane,” the Transition has completed the first phase of flight testing. The flight testing, carried out at Plattsburgh International Airport in northern New York State, assessed the light sport aircraft‘s full performance envelope. The Transition prototype was reported to perform “exceptionally well,” allowing the testing to be carried out quickly.

The Terrafugia Transition is classified as a light sport aircraft, and is also designed to meet National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards. In addition to working as a fine aircraft, the Transition can be legally driven on the road by folding the wings after landing. . . .Read complete report

 

The Transition(R): Driven to Fly

from youtube

Published on Apr 2, 2012 by

From home, to the airport, to where you really want to be. All in the Transition(R) Street-Legal Airplane, all on super unleaded autogas, all on your schedule. www.driventofly.com

One comment

  1. Rick Osmon says:

    And the Transition isn’t the only one in the works. The Samson Motors “Switchblade” is getting near the first flight stage, too.
    http://www.samsonmotorworks.com/

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