I’ll believe it when I see it, but there’s a company named Terrafugia, of Woburn, Mass., that’s building what they call “roadable aircraft”. Their vehicle, named that Transition, converts from a small airplane into a 2 seater car – after you land, you fold up the wings and drive to wherever you want to go. They have some videos on YouTube that are pretty cool – the Transition comes in for a landing, the wings fold up, and then the driver/pilot drives the car home and puts it in their suburban house’s garage. And you can fly up to 500 miles on a single tank of gas – regular unleaded.
Terrafugia says that they have taken deposits for more than 40 Transitions and expect to begin deliveries in 2010. The Transition sells for what sounds like a very reasonable $194,000.
You can check out more stuff on the Transition at the Terrafugia web site.