It’s 5:00 p.m. on a Monday afternoon. You just got off work and are headed home to your family after a long, strenuous day at the office. Ugh, you see heavy traffic as you are about to pull onto the on-ramp. Heavy traffic is the last thing you want to encounter after a long day, but with an empty on-ramp, you have plenty of room to let your wings down and fly over the traffic to get home faster. Sound crazy? It is. This scenario may not be so realistic yet, however a flying car is!
According to an article on Yahoo! the Terrafugia Transition acts as both a car and as a “light aircraft.” To meet the standards of a “light aircraft,” it can weigh no more than 1,200 pounds. But, because of car-related safety features like airbags, the Terrafugia Transition weighs 1,320 pounds, 120 pounds over the limit. However, an article by the UK’s Daily Telegraph explains how the Federal Aviation Administration allows the vehicle to function as a car and “light aircraft.”
70 people have already placed a deposit on the $194,000 car/plane. It is pretty expensive yes, but flying over traffic? I’ll take that price to have the ability to fly (which has been a dream of mine for years). Check out this video provided by Youtube for more information on the Terrafugia Transition: