Terrafugia Transition Flying Car
February 21st, 2006
Terrafugia, a company from Massachusetts, is currently developing a flying car, named Transition – the Personal Air Vehicle (PAV).
The Transition is not intended for use by short-distance commuters (under 100miles), by people running errands, or any trip through city traffic or under 100 miles. Instead, the Transition will be filling a currently underserved niche in transportation. If you travel between 100 and 500 miles at a stretch, particularly if your trip is either starting or ending in a more suburban or rural area, then the Transition is for you.
You will only need a valid state driver’s license to legally operate Transition in car mode but in order to exercise flying privileges in the Transition in plane mode, an operator must possess at least a light sport pilotâ€™s license. You’ll easily change from car mode to plane mode or vice versa with the push of a button.
Terrafugia Transition Flying Car’s fully operational prototype will be available in 2008 or sooner and first delivery is scheduled in 2009, with current estimated price of $148,000. So, start preparing yourself for the flying car! It must be really amazing!