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AOPA supports LSA status for road-worthy airplane

Advocacy | Jan 20, 2015

AOPA is asking the FAA to grant weight and stall-speed exemptions needed to certify the Terrafugia Transition as a light sport aircraft.

Sky Commuter prototype reappears, in an auction

Article | Jan 14, 2015

A prototype of a 1990 flying car called the Sky Commuter has reappeared in an auction in Arizona.

Terrafugia requests weight, stall speed increase

Article | Jan 07, 2015

Boston-based Terrafugia has asked the FAA for a weight increase to 1,800 pounds and a 9-knot increase in stall speed for its Transition flying car.

Terrafugia Transition flies for AirVenture spectators

Article | Jul 29, 2013

It didn’t do loops, rolls, or anything remotely aerobatic—but the Terrafugia Transition wowed afternoon airshow spectators at EAA AirVenture on July 29.

Plane Spotter: still every driver's dream

Article | Jul 24, 2013

The public seems just as beguiled as ever with the idea of a flying car.

Cool Stuff: Terrafugia begins studies on hybrid electric flying car able to take off, land vertically

Article | Jun 01, 2013

The Transition isn't yet certified as an airplane and automobile, but already its parent company, Terrafugia, Inc., is looking to the future.

Terrafugia vision: Takeoff, autoland in driveway

Article | May 07, 2013

It sounds like a scene from a sci-fi film: You pull your car out of the garage, unfold the electrically powered rotors, and lift off from the driveway.

10 aircraft milestones from 2012

Article | Dec 17, 2012

A flying car flew, a storied aircraft went diesel, and manufacturers in Austria and Brazil celebrated first flights of new airplanes: A number of milestones distinguished 2012 for general aviation as manufacturers strove to bring new products to market.

'Flying car' completes Phase 1 testing

Article | Jul 02, 2012

Test pilot Phil Meteer has put Terrafugia's Transition 'street-legal airplane' through the paces of Phase 1 flight testing, addressing such questions as, 'How do you land a car?'

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2012

Gyro or fixed-wing? Flying cars progress in the Netherlands, U.S. If flying cars become a reality, drivers will have to become certificated pilots.