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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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03-18-2009 #2livert Guest
wow we really moving up in technology. whats next, flying boats.
03-18-2009 #3saviour07 Guest
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
03-18-2009 #4gladi8r Guest
An awesome population thinning device!
03-18-2009 #5shalina Guest
it's really amazing to see how fast the technology is growing..
03-18-2009 #6toughguy Guest
Gotta start saving for those cool flying cars.
03-18-2009 #7Starlight Guest
Nice, but i can just see it now head on collusion's in the sky or running into a parked building..
03-18-2009 #8di86 Guest
15 years ago from now, this looks like a science fiction, and now it's real. The technological jump is more of a teleport
03-19-2009 #9Scrapy Guest
To the Future!
does it come with a sky-writing addon?
can we fly to the moon?
03-19-2009 #10Warrorar Guest
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 =/