*** While at Sun ‘n Fun I heard the good news that the long-in-development Terrafugia Transition® Street-Legal Airplane (that’s it’s latest name) hit the road, then the skies on its first production prototype flight. *** You may remember there was a “Roadable” in the name at one time, but whatever the official moniker, everybody pretty much still calls it “that flying car.”Terrafugia forges on with the first flight announcement, happily picked up in media outlets from science mags to newspapers around the world, which took place March 23, 2012. *** How long until the $250,000-plus car-plane rolls off the production lines? Sometime within the next year is as close as the company is willing to predict, having been at it for a few years now. *** The flight reached 1400’ AGL and lasted eight minutes. Six flight test phases are planned before the craft, which is still targeted for ASTM certification as an S-LSA, is ready for prime time.By the way, if you’re in the Big Apple, you can see the production prototype up close and personal. It’s on display at the New York International Auto Show until April 15th. Location: Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. *** If you want to see a piece of history in the making, y’all come on down.
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