We have been following the story of the Terrafugia Transition “flying car” for some time now but recently the Daily Telegraph’s Motoring News section had an update which noted that the flying car will soon go into production thanks to the FAA’s granting of a "light aircraft" designation for the aircraft/car. Normally, a light aircraft can weigh no more than 1,200 pounds but the Terrafugia Transition weighs 1,320 pounds due to the need to have car-related safety features like airbags. Hence, more people will now be able to fly the aircraft.
So far, about 70 people have placed a deposit of $10,000 (£6,650) on the aircraft which will sell for US$194,000 (£129,000) – not a bad price considering its versatility and the fact that it gets a respectable 30 miles per gallon!
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