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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.

Drive it, fly it: 'Flying car' brings GA to auto show

Article | Apr 23, 2012

Attendees at the New York International Auto Show flocked to the Terrafugia exhibit five times a day to watch one of the show's most unusual automobiles stretch its wings.

Terrafugia flying car prototype takes flight

Article | Apr 02, 2012

A production prototype of the Terrafugia Transition flying car, a combination street-legal car and airplane, flew the traffic pattern at Plattsburg, N.Y., on March 23, the company announced on April 2. It marked the first time a Terrafugia prototype has flown around the traffic pattern.

Dream of driving airplanes is alive

Article | Mar 07, 2012

From Massachusetts to the Mojave Desert, and around the world, corporations and backyard builders are fine-tuning designs, hopeful of being the first to deliver a useful aircraft, in numbers, to home garages built for cars.

Aerocar: Keepers of the car

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2010

This story has been one year in the making, or I should say, unmaking. This is actually more of an excuse to my editor for never writing about the late Molton Taylor’s Aerocar in the fall of 2009.

Waypoints: From highway to airway

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2009

Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines owns and flies (but does not drive) a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza.

A Flying Car...Seriously

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2007

Since the dawn of aviation, the idea of a "roadable" aircraft, or flying car, has captivated the imagination — intriguing futurists, inspiring dreamers, and spawning a multitude of whimsical and fictional creations — from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to Blade Runner to The Jetsons. Beyond science fiction, the challenge of producing a real "dual use" vehicle has been more elusive, frustrating inventors and entrepreneurs over the years.

A Flying Car...Seriously

Article | Dec 01, 2006

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Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2005

Monster Garage star flies a sports car The Discovery Channel's Monster Garage television show is all about making ridiculously powerful one-of-a-kind machines in ridiculously short periods of time. In five days' time the show's star, Jesse James, and crew converted a donated $90,000 Panoz Esperante sports car built at the Panoz Automobile Company near Atlanta into a flying car and launched it on a 5-foot-high hop on February 25 at the Currituck County Airport not far from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.