The Transition®

The Transition® brings a new level of freedom, flexibility, and fun to personal aviation by combining driving and flying in one state-of-the-art vehicle.  Glass cockpit avionics, carbon fiber construction, and innovative mechanisms make the Transition® easy and fun to fly, drive, and convert.  A steering wheel and gas and brake pedals on the ground make it familiar to drive while a stick and rudder pedals provide responsive control in flight.

By being able to land and drive, not only is the "last mile problem" solved but inclement weather will no longer stop your trip.  Running on premium unleaded automotive gasoline, the same engine powers the propeller in flight or the rear wheels on the ground.  Converting between flight and drive modes is comparable to putting down the top on your convertible and you can keep the Transition® at home in the garage: flying has never been so convenient!

 Performance Specifications:

Cruise Speed, Vc:100 mph (160 km/h)
Range:410 mi (660 km) plus 30 min. reserve
Takeoff Roll:1700 ft (518 m) over 50 ft obstacle
Useful Load:500 lbs (227 kg)
Fuel Burn at Cruise:5 gph (18.9 L/h)
Useable Fuel:23 gal (87 L)
Mileage on Road:35 mpg (6.7 L / 100 km)

 

 The Terrafugia Transition unfolding at the airport

Convenience

  • Automated electromechanical folding
  • Rear wheel drive on the road
  • Automotive style entry, exit, and seating
  • Two place, side by side
  • No trailer or hangar needed
  • Cargo for golf clubs and carryon bags
  • Steering wheel plus stick and rudders

Safety

  • Drive in case of inclement weather
  • Fuel efficient 100 hp Rotax 912iS engine
  • Full vehicle parachute available
  • Modern glass avionics
  • Automotive crash safety features
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Factory built & ready to fly

 

 The Terrafugia Transition driving at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Dimensions

  

Driving:

80" (2m) tall
90" (2.3m) wide
18' 9" (6m) long

Flying:

78" (2m) tall
26' 6" (8m) wingspan
19' 9" (6m) long 

Cockpit:

48" at the shoulder

 

The Terrafugia Transition flying over islands in Lake Champlain

The anticipated base purchase price for the Transition® is $279,000.  You can reserve a place in production with a $10,000 refundable deposit here.

Download a PDF of the specifications sheet here.