- The company received a Special Light-Sport Aircraft airworthiness certificate from the FAA
- It has a 27-foot wingspan with wings that fold up to fit in a one-car garage
- Pilots can now purchase flight-only models, which run on gas or airplane fuel
- A full air-road hybrid model of the two-seater is planned for 2022
- Transition owners will need both a driver’s license and a sport pilot’s certificate
The dream of a flying car just got one step closer to reality, after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted approval to a hybrid ground-air vehicle that can soar at speeds of 100 mph.
The Terrafugia Transition received a Special Light-Sport Aircraft airworthiness certificate from the agency, giving it the green light for takeoff.
A flight-only version of the craft is now available to pilots and flight schools, though it will be another year or so before its car components are ‘street legal’ – it still needs to meet road safety standards.