What Would You Do for a Flying Car?
Terrafugia has just gotten their newest little creation, the Terrafugia Transition, “off the ground.” (Oh God I’m so clever) Apparently the FAA has classified it as a light sport aircraft, technically giving it a free pass despite being a little heavier than the cutoff point. This is pretty crazy. I’ve been waiting for flying cars for a while now. It’s not exactly what I was thinking (kind of pictured more of a wingless concept, maybe capitalizing on anti-gravity or something) but hey, I’m thoroughly intrigued. Now all that’s keeping me on the ground is a fear of heights/fear of my own ability to fly an aircraft of any sort.
So we have some semi-affordable flying cars. Right on. I mean, I can’t possibly afford it. $194,000? Nope. Not me. Not my broke ass. But don’t you realize this changes the game so much? Carjackings could now become air-space incidents. A flat tire is nothing compared to a busted wing and your vehicle stuck in an office building. You afraid of running over a deer? Enjoy accidentally flying into that flock of geese. From what I understand, this car kind of operates the same way those cars that turn into boats work. First it’s one, then the other. So I can stick to land if I’m terrified I might die in the sky. Good to know.
What’s really strange is that this is all that comes to mind when I think of the flying car:
You can check them out over yonder.