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Terrafugia Transition Takes First Public Flight

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(Source: Terrafugia)

On the first day of the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Terrafugia gave a small group a glimpse into the future. The Massachusetts based company took out their Transition flying car out for it’s first public flight. With a touch of a button, the Transition’s wings folded out and the vehicle took off into the air to circle the airfield multiple times until it landed safely. Once landed, the pilot pushed another button and the wings folded right back up. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, now we have proof that this is reality.

“This is the right time for us to begin thinking about the future of the company beyond Transition® development,” says Terrafugia CEO/CTO Carl Dietrich, “We are passionate about continuing to lead the creation of a flying car industry and are dedicating resources to lay the foundations for our vision of personal transportation.”

Terrafugia is still taking reservations on the Transition and it is expected to be released in either 2015 or 2016. To place one on reservation, you can place a $10,000 refundable deposit.  Expect a price of around $279,000.