A flying car will be unveiled sooner than we Anticipated. An American company Terrafugia Transition, based near Boston, is set to unveil the dual-purpose car-cum-plane vehicle called ‘The Flying Car’ as early as 2011. The two-seater vehicle can let you fly if you wish to avoid the congested city traffic.
If you want to drive on the road, just touch the road. The vehicle will fold up its wings in 30 seconds and transform itself into a car. The Flying Car can travel up to 725 kilometres in the air at a speed of more than 115 kilometres per hour. Fuelled by gasoline, it has front wheel drive on the road and a propeller for flight. With its wings folded, it can be parked in your ordinary car garage.
The CEO of the company told Canadian TV (CTV) network here that they have successfully test-flown “The Flying Car” as many as 28 times. The tests have shown that the vehicle can drive, fly and switch from being a plane to a car in just 30 seconds. Testing has been very successful. Now we have got a very good handling vehicle and our test pilot said that the flights were just remarkably unremarkable. He said this miracle vehicle will ease problems for pilots who currently face problems like weather which sometimes doesn’t allow them to take off or land. This vehicle allows a pilot any time, if the weather changes, to divert to the nearest airport, fold up their wings and drive safely under the weather.
The company vice president Richard Gersh said that. the Transition the name for “The Flying Car” is not designed to replace the automobile. However, it will solve transportation issues for a variety of circumstances.
The vehicle will be able travel on ordinary roads. Its initial cost is expected to be around $200,000 (nearly Rs.1 crore), says the company which has already orders for 60 vehicles. The vice president of Terrafugia said that, Our depositors represent a wide-cross section in terms of age, interests, and intended use of the vehicle. We have deposits from both experienced pilots and non-pilots who intend to earn their Sport Pilot certificate.