The Transition® is the world’s first practical flying car. A folding-wing, two-seat, roadable aircraft, the Transition® is designed to fly like a typical Light Sport Aircraft in the air and drive like a typical car on the ground. It will run on premium unleaded automotive gasoline, fit in a standard construction single-car garage, and convert between flight and drive modes in under a minute.
In the air, the Transition® will have a cruise range of 400 miles with top speeds up to 100 miles per hour. On the ground, the Transition® will drive at highway speeds. The Transition® will create a new dimension of freedom, fun, and flexibility, and will bring a new standard of safety to personal aviation.
The Transition® will be equipped with a full suite of automotive safety features, including airbags, pre-tensioning load-limiting seatbelts, a crumple zone, safety cage, and more, in addition to a full vehicle parachute. Furthermore, the incorporation of advanced autonomous flight technologies such as automatic terrain avoidance will make the Transition® one of the safest light sport aircraft airplanes in the sky.
|Cruise Speed: 100 mph|
|Useful Load: 500 pounds|
|Range: 400 miles|
|Maximum Altitude: 10,000 feet|
|Engine: Rotax 912iS|
|Fuel Burn (at cruise): 5 gph|
|Dimensions (Drive Mode): 6.5’ x 7.5’ x 19.5’|
|Dimensions (Flight Mode): 6.5’ x 26.5’ x 19.5’|
The first prototype was built and flown in 2009, followed by a second iteration in 2012. Today, Terrafugia is finalizing production vehicle design and compliance testing in preparation for the first vehicle deliveries.