The Terrafugia Transition® (flying car / roadable plane) can take off or land at any public use general aviation airport with at least 2,500′ of runway. This represents the majority of the over 5,000 public airports in the United States. On average, you’re within 30 miles or less of one of these fields anywhere in the country.
A Sport Pilot license is needed to fly it. This requires a minimum of 20 hours of flight time and passing a simple practical test in the aircraft. You will also need a valid driver’s license for use on the ground. Terrafugia will provide familiarization training to every customer.
The Transition® has the advantage of modern engines, composite materials, and computer-based avionics. Terrafugia’s philosophy is to design a vehicle for pilots that brings additional ground capability to an airplane instead of attempting to make a car fly.
The anticipated base purchase price is $279,000.
First delivery is scheduled for late 2012.
Roughly 100 aircraft have been reserved, representing an order backlog of over $25 million. Refundable airframe reservations are currently being accepted to hold a place in production. We are currently marketing to pilots and to people willing to become pilots to use the Transition®. All sorts of people have placed reservations, from retired couples planning to travel to independent business people with clients spread over a large geographic area.