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Flying Car Displayed in Wisconsin

By: NNS/WBAY/CBS
By: NNS/WBAY/CBS

It's part car and part airplane -- the Transition as it's called - is finally ready to fly. (Courtesy: WBAY/NNS/CBS)

It's part car and part airplane -- the Transition as it's called - is finally ready to fly. (Courtesy: WBAY/NNS/CBS)

For the first time those in attendance at EAA Airventure in Cleveland will be treated to a night time air show mid-week. One plane spectators are excited to see tonight (7/31) what is known as the flying car.

The Terrafugia folks have been to Airventure for the past seven years - first with just an idea, then came parts of a prototype of this machine. Last year there was a full prototype, and this year they're flying a car in tonight's air show.

It's part car and part airplane -- the Transition as it's called - is finally ready to fly.

Standing about seven feet tall - seven and a half feet wide and 19 feet long, this two-seat vehicle can not only fly you and a companion somewhere, but when you land you can fold in its wings and drive it to your next destination.

A concept that's been in the works for decades, the transition is gaining a lot of attention from Airventure attendees.

But with a price tag of 279-thousand dollars and a pilot’s license needed to fly the Transition, it's not something everyone can own. It is, however, something aviation enthusiasts can dream about.

The Transition runs on regular gas station premium unleaded fuel. Its tank holds 23 gallons of gas, and driving it gets about 30-35 miles per gallon - that equals about four hours of flight time.


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