The Terrafugia Transition just fulfilled the dream of everyone who’s ever had a fantasy about the future. At the EAA AirVenture airshow in Wisconsin, the flying car completed two laps around the airfield — one on the pavement, and one in the air. The whole thing went off without a hitch, and even the namesake transition between laps worked smoothly. And, believe it or not, that just might mark the beginning of the era of the flying car. (video)
No longer is Terrafugia’s invention simply a theoretical device, nor something undergoing tests in some far-off secret lab. It’s real, it works, and people have seen it. It might not be quite as slick as what we’ve all been imagining, but it’s here, it’s real, and soon enough, you’ll be able to buy one, for a totally worth it $300,000.