Terrafugia’s Transition brings a whole new meaning to ‘Fly & Drive’ travel.
Since the 1960s, flying cars have often been linked to the animated TV sitcom, The Jetsons, which first aired in the early-1960s and again in the mid-late-1980s. The Jetsons lived in a futuristic utopia set in 2062 where flying cars were a reality.
The two-place Transition, above, powered by a 100-horsepower Rotax 912S powerplant, is classified as a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). It holds 23 gallons of fuel and burns five gph at a cruise speed of 105 mph (93 knots). Top speed is 115 mph (100 knots), and in rear wheel drive mode on the road delivers 35 mpg. It has stowage space for carry-on luggage and golf clubs. Cockpit, below, is simple and functional. When the weather is less than ideal for flying, the Transition can take the highway!