Video of the week: Terrafugia Transition flying car
Terrafugia, a new aircraft company, announced the first test flight of their Transition Roadable Aircraft, where it flew a few metres up in the air for a brief period. They are not exactly calling it a “flying car,” but the two-seater Transition aircraft is designed to take off and land at local airports and drive on any road. Transforming from plane to car takes less than 30 seconds by folding up the wings. The Transition cruises up to 720 km at over 184 kph, can drive at highway speeds on the road, and fits in a standard household garage. The vehicle has front-wheel-drive on the road and a propeller for flight. Both modes are powered by unleaded petrol from a regular petrol station. The Transition requires a Sport Pilot license to fly. The “flying car” is still at the prototype stage. A video of the test flight can be seen here.