Terrafugia completes proof-of-concept flying car flight tests

 
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Terrafugia reports that it successfully completed the first of four phases in its bid to produce a “roadable” sport light aircraft, the Transition. The company’s proof-of-concept aircraft completed 28 flights over several weeks starting with first flight on 5 March, with test pilots probing the handling, performance, take off and landing, stability and stall performance of the unique pusher aircraft that can be driven home from airport and stowed in a normal garage.  

The company says a Beta prototype is now being built, incorporating modifications learned in the first phase of the program. First delivery is set for 2011.

The video below is from one of the test flights…

 

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