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 http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?cl=12550086.
This is the first news I have seen on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jetsons style flying cars since the http://www.moller.com/ 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