While others still dream an innovative company called Terrafugia is road testing its new Transition©: Proof of Concept vehicle around the state of Massachusetts. The Terrafugia Transition© vehicle is both a car and an airplane which you can park in your garage, drive to an airport, take off, fly 400 nautical miles, land and drive to your destination.
If the weather gets bad - no problem - just land and continue on your way on the roadways and byways of the good old US of A. This unique vehicle has been designed to meet road safety standards and has an option for a full-vehicle parachute rescue system.
The vehicle can be converted from a ground to flight vehicle from the driver/pilot's seat with a few simple commands inside the vehicle, and your are ready to fly (except you need to get out and do a pre-flight, as all good pilots know). Land, issue a few commands and you are once again a land vehicle and on your way.
This roadable Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) has been engineered by MIT graduate engineers for today's general aviation pilot who wants flexibility and utility. For only $ 194,000 you can soon have one just for yourself. This cool-looking vehicle will turn heads in the neighborhood and attract crowds at the airport. To see more check out this video from an interview with Shepard Smith of Fox News.
Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch!
Because I Fly
Because I fly
I laugh more than other men
I look up an see more than they,
I know how the clouds feel,
What it's like to have the blue in my lap,
to look down on birds,
to feel freedom in a thing called the stick...
who but I can slice between God's billowed legs,
and feel then laugh and crash with His step
Who else has seen the unclimbed peaks?
The rainbow's secret?
The real reason birds sing?
Because I Fly,
I envy no man on earth.
— Grover C. Norwood