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At the EAA AirVenture show in Wisconsin, Transition has made an appearance for several years, but this is the first year it showed spectators what it was made of, going from drive right into flight and back down again.
“It’s the convenience of having your car and plane in one package,” Richard Gersh, Terrafugia’s vice president of business development, said of the $279,000 car/plane, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It’s the next ‘wow’ car.”
The plane, which has a top cruising altitude of 100 miles per hour, is not expected to make it to the public until at least 2015. A pilot license will be required to fly Transition.
Originally posted by earthling42
The conversion formula indicates that it might be adequate to propel a small, man-carrying saucer, such as the early electrical prototypes in which Tesla ventured out of his New York City hotel window at night, making nocturnal excursions over the city in a machine he called his “flivver” machine, which was described as being about the size of a “gas stove” 1. This astonishing scenario must have been what scared the hell out of the oil companies. Most researchers have erroneously associated Tesla’s “flivver” machine to the VTOL-type airplane which he patented in 1928.
Flying Car Makes Public Debut With Drive-to-Fly Demo
Originally posted by Phoenix267
The article said flying car and that's what I posted. Sorry, I didn't really research into the article and I thought it was interesting enough to share.