Terrafugia Announces 'Transition' Flying Car First Test Flight
Imagine seeing one of these at the pumps, eh? This morning, March 18th, 2009 at 9:30am a Press Conference was held at the Boston Museum of Science.
Terrafugia, the company behind the 2-seat transforming plane/car dubbed the Transition announced news of the first successful test flight.
It transforms in under 30 seconds, flies at over 115mph, and fits in a residential garage. A video of it in action is available HERE.
This is the first news I have seen on The Jetsons style flying cars since the Moller was announced.
For those interested, you can become a Sport Pilot in as little as 20 hours of flight time in a Transition-specific course. For existing pilots, get comfortable quickly with the familiarization training included with every Transition delivery.
The price? Anticipated purchase price: $194,000.
The only questions remaining on this transformer is: is it an Autobot or a Decepticon? :P
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wow we really moving up in technology. whats next, flying boats.
the moller looks better but this is still a pretty cool feat of technology!
maybe in about another decade we'll see a more slim lined-aerodynamic version which is more comercial... and better priced
An awesome population thinning device!
it's really amazing to see how fast the technology is growing..
Gotta start saving for those cool flying cars.
Nice, but i can just see it now head on collusion's in the sky or running into a parked building..
15 years ago from now, this looks like a science fiction, and now it's real. The technological jump is more of a teleport
To the Future!
does it come with a sky-writing addon?
can we fly to the moon?
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there is nothing new to this technology.
its not a flying car. its a little airplaine which can collapse his wings and roll over the street. sensless news =/