o The Frog Blog: Flying Car Gets FAA Approval

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Flying Car Gets FAA Approval

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Well sort of ... but it's also a car. Whatever it is, it's flippin cool! The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have given the thumbs up to a new flying car. The Terrafugia Transition is the first street legal car that is also legally able to take flight. The Transition drives like a normal car, uses normal petrol, has front-wheel-drive and even comes with airbags. It get around 30 mpg. But unlike your regular car, it can unfold its wings and fly. You'll only need a one-third of a mile strip for a runway and you're off. It is powered by a rear propeller and flies about 115 miles per hour. It will come at a cost though - around €150,000 - and you will need a special licence to fly it. There are already 70 orders!

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