The Terrafuggia – translating roughly as ‘to take flight from gound’ – is a working car and a working airplane, and, most importantly, approved by the Federal Aviation Association.
It’s about time. It’s 2010 for goodness sake – we should’ve had flying cars approved by the FAA years ago. Hopefully, soon, the scientists will finish up the Jetsons tube technology and get to work on the Marty McFly hoverboard of our dreams.
The Terrafuggia is a FWD 2-seater sedan(?) when it’s on the ground, and has enough cargo room for golf clubs, skis, and fishing poles. It even gets 30 miles per gallon on the highway! When it’s in the air, though, it becomes a personal aircraft with the following statistics:
Cruise: 100 kts (115 mph)
Rotate: 70 kts (80 mph)
Stall: 45 kts (51 mph)
Range: 400nm (460 mi)
Takeoff over 50′ obstacle: 1700
Fuel burn: 5 gph
Fuel tank: 20 gallons
Useful Load: 430 lbs
On road: 30 mpg, highway speeds
The Terrafuggia costs $194,000. If you don’t have a license, Transition offers a 20-hour course to familiarize you with this hybrid aircraft. If you do have a license, then they still offer complimentary, on-site familiarization training. Order yours from Terrafuggia today.