Awhile ago I shared a photograph of mine of a Mercedes hoisted on a platform near a car junk yard in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. I shared the photo at Flickr and 500px with the caption "Let me fly you in a Mercedes." I said that just like that, though I did not mean that. But there are people around the world who are really trying hard to actually make it possible to let your car fly.
Now besides driving your car on the roads, you will also be able to actually fly the same the car if you intend going to next town. This will save many of the agony of paying car parking fees at the airport, when taking a flight and for the duration when you are out of your hometown. Now instead of being caught in a traffic jam, you can just fly over the worst of the traffic jams with a wave to the anguished drivers down below.
So good news, isn't it? Read what Terrafugia, the manufacturer of this future car-plane they call roadable airplane, as I would like to call it, have to say about their innovation invention and see many photos of their upcoming project.
Start saving to buy this little flying wonder by the year 2015 ! Truly Flying Drive... Terrafugia (Woburn, Massachusetts) has completed flight testing of the Transition POC (Proof of Concept).. Introducing the Transition.Simply land at the airport, fold your wings up and drive home.
Fly a distance of 725 kilometers at speeds of 115 km/hour;requires a special license to drive and fly.
The time required for the transition from plane to car takes less than 30 seconds.Vehicle speed 185 km/hour, range is 724 km on highways Vehicle is fueled with gasoline. Although the the price of the car was expected to be around $200,000, and first shipment due in 2011, there have been some delays and another jump of $50,000 in the price tag.
And finally, here is a Terragugia video, showing their innovative roadable airplane, or carplane as I dub it, in one of its successful test flights: