1,400 feet, only 32,000 feet lower than the typical Boeing 747. The Transition flying car has fold up wings, 2 seats, and 4 wheels known and can be driven like a car or flown like a small
sits around $279,000–the same price of a mini mansion in Kansas!
normal, which less weight means it’s easier for the vehicle to fly. The government has also temporarily exempted the Transition from the requirement to equip vehicles with electronic stability
control, which would add about six pounds to the vehicle. The last hurdle will be government crash tests to ensure it meets federal safety standards. Furthermore, Terrafugia was helped by the
Federal Aviation Administration’s decision five years ago to create a separate set of standards for light sport aircraft. The standards govern the size and speed of the plane and licensing
requirements for pilots, which are less restrictive than requirements for pilots of larger planes. Terrafugia says an owner would need to pass a test and complete 20 hours of flying time to be
able to fly the Transition, a extremely low hurdle for pilots.
prefer a constant speed of 85mph (when there’s no traffic) and 115mph in the air. On the ground, it gets 35 miles per gallon and when flying it flies using a 23-gallon tank of automotive fuel and
burns 5 gallons per hour in the air. So your total flying time could not be more than 4 hours, nor more than LA to San Francisco (depending on cross winds)
runway to take off and land (I still think I could get from Long Beach to Santa Monica faster by flying between the two than the 405 on Monday mornings). So Californians your Jetson
dreams are shattered, if you want to beat traffic stay on your motorcycles!