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Flying Car Now a Reality

The flying car is finally here. Earlier this month the Terrafugia Transition had its first short flight at the Plattsburgh Airport in upstate New York...

Dan Gould
Dan Gould on March 19, 2009.

The flying car is finally here. Earlier this month the Terrafugia Transition had its first short flight at the Plattsburgh Airport in upstate New York. The Transition holds two passengers, runs on regular unleaded gasoline, and can transform from car to plane in about 30 seconds. A team of engineers has been working on making this flying car a reality or over 4 years. But it will be a few more years till you can get one – 2011 is when they are expected to be available for sale. The Transition won’t be cheap, it’s expected to cost about $194,000, but the good news is (according to the Terrafugia website), you can become a licensed flying car pilot in as little as 20 hours.

[via Neatorama and Jaunted]

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