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Monday, December 27, 2010

Transfugia Transition, 'the flying car'!!!

Have you ever thought of running on the road and subsequently flying with the same vehicle high in the air! Its not a fantasy now. With Terrafugia, the flying car, all these are possible.

The new wonder vehicle named Transfugia Transition combines the unique convenience of being able to fold its wings with the ability to drive on any surface road in a modern personal airplane platform. The name ‘Terrafugia’ is derived from the Latin for "Escape the Earth".  Stowing the wings for road use and deploying them for flight at the airport is activated from inside the cockpit. This unique functionality addresses head-on the issues faced by today’s Private and Sport Pilots. Now you can streamline your flying experience with the revolutionary integration of personal land and air travel made possible by the Transition Roadable Aircraft.

Terrafugia was founded in 2006 by award-winning MIT-trained aeronautical. The company’s mission is to provide innovative solutions to the challenges facing personal aviation. The result: the Transition® Roadable Aircraft. The Transition is created to provide pilots the convenience of a dual-purpose vehicle. Its unique design allows the Transition to fold its wings and drive on any surface road with a modern personal airplane platform. Once at the airport, the wings extend and the aircraft is ready for take-off. Both folding and extending the wings is done from inside the cockpit.
First customer delivery of a Transition Roadable Aircraft is expected to occur in 2011. To date, Terrafugia remains privately funded by a sophisticated group of accredited individual investors. The company is based just outside of Boston in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA.

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