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'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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