Terrafugia Transition Flying Car Conducts First Public Flights
Flown and driven by phil meteer, chief test pilot and flight test coordinator, the ‘terrafugia transition’ flying car performed its first public demonstrations in front of a crowd at the 2013 EAA airventure oshkosh. several 20 minute demonstrations included flight maneuvers, converting from airplane to car and driving along the flight line. The two-seater, fixed wing street legal airplane has the capacity to achieve a maximum speed of 115mph (185 km/h) with a cruise speed of 105mph (172 km/h) for highway speeds with rear wheel drive while moving on the ground and is designed to fit in a single car garage. After a 30 second transition time, enabled by the push of a button and an automated electromechanical folding wing system, the vehicle may take off from a 1700′ stretch over obstacles at a height of 50′.