World’s first flying car that travels 100mph at altitudes of 10,000ft is cleared for by the FAA | Daily Mail Online

  • 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.

Source: World’s first flying car that travels 100mph at altitudes of 10,000ft is cleared for by the FAA | Daily Mail Online