An autonomous flying car? Really? I remember not too long ago I made fun of solar powered aircraft - and then Solar Impulse 2
came along! Well, skeptic that I may be there is no doubt that innovation is alive and well. Terrafugia
is an American company located in Woburn, MA is developing a flying car that can transition from car to airplane and back again in seconds. With today's technology the dreams of the future will become the technology of today, and the TF-X will bring a new dimension of freedom to Americans. Back in the late 1930s William T. Piper envisioned his Piper J-3 Cub
in every garage freeing man from the constraints of roads. Nearly 20,000 were built and it became an essential trainer for pilots in World War II. It never became as common as the Model T ford and other automobiles of the day. But today traveling by car has become more of a hassle, with the average commuter spending nearly 5 hours per week stuck in traffic. So what's the solution? Just imagine - a street legal airplane that can change from flying to driving mode and back in less than a minute. This is the new freedom, flexibility and fun way to enjoy general aviation and incorporate into your daily life.
See The TF-X In Action
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The Future Of General Aviation
Today commercial aviation is extremely safe, and in fact there have been no major air carrier crashes in the U.S. for the last 5 years. With technology Terrafugia believes the same level of safety can be accomplished with their TF-X flying car. The TF-X™ is Terrafugia's vision for the future of personal transportation. Are you ready for the future? Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch!
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