Current EventsBook ReviewsFun and GamesCultures

Flying Car Company Takes Bookings
January 23, 2009

Also on This Site

Other Current Events

It's a car. It's a plane. It's both.

It's the Transition Roadable Aircraft, what is being called the "flying car," the product of Terrafugia, a Woburn, Mass., company. Many years in the making, Transition is now ready for some initial testing — and some business..

It's a car: It has front-wheel drive, seats two, and allows entry just like an automobile. It has a fuel tank of 20 gallons and gets 30 miles to the gallon. With a top speed of 65 mph, it can compete with many commuter vehicles.

It's a plane: It can cruise at up to 115 mph. In the air, it burns 5 gallons an hour.

The Transition is on the tall side. With the wings folded up and the driver in car mode, the vehicle is 6 feet, 9 inches tall. That's only six inches taller than the plane itself. The length is similar to longer trucks: 18 feet, 19 inches in auto mode and 19 feet, 2 inches in plane mode. The wingspan, unfolded, is 27 feet, 6 inches.

This isn't your everyday vehicle in another way as well: The price is expected to be $194,000.

Click here to read more about the company and the Roadable Aircraft.



The Web This Site


on this site

Social Studies
for Kids
copyright 2002-2014,
David White

Sites for Teachers