Terrafugia Transition Plane and Car Combination

This car and plane all in one is called the Terrafugia Transition. This is the first flying automobile. Makes me feel like the Jetsons. The test flight will be soon.

The Terrafugia Transition can transform itself from a two seater road car to a plane in 15 seconds. It is expected to land in showrooms in about 18 months.

The manufacturer says it is easy to garage and run since it uses normal unleaded fuel and will fit into a standard garage.

The Terrafugia Transition was developed by former Nasa engineers. It is powered by the same 100bhp engine on the ground and in the air.

The manufacturer clains that the Terrafugia Transition will be able to fly up to 500 miles on a single tank of gas at a cruising speed of 115mph. Till now it has only been tested only on roads at up to 90mph.

There is an expected retail price of $200,000 (£132,000Euros).

It is very expensive for a car, but for a plane and a car combination it seems doable for a rich person.

There is a couple problems. Getting insurance will be difficult. Also, finding a place to take off may be hard seeing that the only place in the US in which it is legal to take off from a road is Alaska.