First Flight of the Transition® Roadable Aircraft
The first flight of the Transition® Roadable Aircraft Proof of Concept took place March 18, 2009. Often referred to as a “flying car”, the Transition® is a two-seat aircraft designed to take off and land at local airports and drive on any road. Transforming from plane to car takes the pilot less than 30 seconds.
The flight comes after six months of static, road and taxi testing. The Transition® cruises up to 450 mi at over 115 mph, 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 gasoline from a regular gas station.
Terrafugia is derived from the Latin for "Escape the Earth".
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