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The FAA Has Cleared the World’s First Flying Car for Takeoff

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Terrafugia’s Transition “roadable aircraft” a Special Light-Sport Aircraft airworthiness certificate. Based in Massachusetts, Terrafugia called the certificate issuance a “significant milestone” for its eventual use in both the air and on the street. The two-seat flying car will need to meet safety standards from the FAA and the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). (robbreport.com) Mais...

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rhorgan
Bob Horgan 1
It looks more liked and Aircraft than a flying car. You might need a Pilots licence to operate this machine, especially when you carry passengers.
lynx318
lynx318 1
Well that's different, legal for the air but held up in red tape for road legals. You'd think it would be the other way around.
bbabis
bbabis 4
If it sits in the rain, do the wings fill up with water?
ajagostini
ajagostini 2
Brilliant! Where can I get one? I have always wanted a crappy car that can transform into a crappy airplane for more than twice what a decent car and airplane cost!! I can't wait to see what my aviation insurance policy won't cover once it is backed into by an Oldsmobile. I guess my local body shop will be able to duct tape it together so I can put the family back in it for an 83 knot trip across the county at 1500 AGL.

I guess in a Darwanistic way, it might get some bad drivers off the roads...probably never to return.
hvdctom
Tom Snyder 1
I'm guessing you've seen the Pinto version of a flying car?
jordanabrown
Alan Brown 5
What happened to the original Aerocar from the 1950s? Doesn't that qualify as the first flying car?
charlie02vy
Charlie Roberts 1
Anybody think this is the next V-Tail Bonanza?
stansdds
Looks to have massive blind spots on either side when the wings are folded for road use.

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