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March 21, 2009

Terrafugia Transition

Yes, it's here, my flying car has arrived. The Terrafugia Transition delivers what we've all wanted, a way to rise above the traffic jams but still to drive along the open roads.

Well, OK, it's not quite the completed article yet, it's a bit of a kludge, but the Terrafugia Transition is at least almost all of the way there, to the flying car.

You may not have noticed it, but history was made on March 5 at 7:40 a.m. when the Terrafugia

Transition lifted off the runway for the first time at New York’s Plattsburgh International Airport. The Transition is the first “roadable airplane” that is completely self-contained in ground mode; previous attempts at flying cars required the wings or other components to be trailered on the ground.
This is what the Terrafugia Transition offers:

It was one short flight for a car, one significant step for a Boston-area start up developing what may be the ultimate hybrid.

Terrafugia's Transition is part-car, part-airplane and as of this month, a flight-worthy creation. The vehicle successfully completed its first test flight earlier this month, the company announced on Wednesday.

The flight was short -- just 37 seconds -- and right over the runway, but as Anna Mracek Dietrich, a Terrafugia co-founder and its chief operating officer, pointed out, flying wasn't the key goal.

And this is what the Terrafugia Transition actually looks like in action:


Looks good, don't it?

As you can imagine this has really hit the news.

Terrafugia Transition makes "flying car" a reality | GlobalMotors.net
By Patrick Westbrook
First Flight of the Terrafugia Transition Its a car and a plane in one. Yesterday after months of testing the Transition made the first flight from the. Plattsburgh International Airport in NY. For its first flight, the Transition was ...

Video: Terrafugia's flying car lifts off
By Joseph L. Flatley
We've had a lot of fun with Terrafugia over the last year or so, but we weren't exactly holding our breath in anticipation of the Transition's maiden flight. That said, we're definitely psyched to hear that the "roadable aircraft" went ...

First successful flight of Terrafugia flying car • VideoSift ...
By kronosposeidon (http://www.videosift.com/member...
From uploader: "Not a flying car, but a roadable aircraft, the Terrafugia Transition took flight for the first time March 5, 2009." Comments subscribe to this feed. Submit Comment. log in or register to submit new comment ...

Terrafugia developing the Transition, a weird-looking flying car ...
It may be decades from now before we see flying cars go mainstream but a company called Terrafugia made the Transition---a plane that looks like ...



New York Daily News
the ultimate convertible: A flying car
New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
The "Transition Car" built by Terrafugia Inc. (Latin for escape from land) cruises up to 450 miles at more than 115 mph, tools along on land at highway ...
Is it a car? Or, is it an airplane? It's The Transition!
iTWire - Australia
... The Transition Roadable Aircraft is: “Taking advantage of new FAA regulations in the Light Sport Aircraft category, Terrafugia developed the Transition® ...
TheCarConnection.com
Link Love From The Car Connection: Flying Cars, Swimming Buses ...
TheCarConnection.com - USA
... admit we were wr...wr...overly pessimistic about the world's first flying car, the Terrafugia Transition. Seems that the damn thing can fly after all. ...

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hi

can u plz send me full description and price we are interested on this car

Posted by: faiza | Mar 30, 2009 8:42:13 PM

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