Terrafugia's Flying Car

The Transition has just received a variety of special design exemptions.

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**The Terrafugia Transition, or "Flying Car," was initially unveiled at Oshkosh in 2008.
** For more, check out "Flying Car Receives Special Design Exemptions." Photos Courtesy of Terrafugia
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Since then, the aircraft has stirred both enthusiasm and skepticism among aviation enthusiasts. For more, check out "Flying Car Receives Special Design Exemptions."
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**With a compact design and foldable wings, proponents hope the aircraft could potentially bridge the travel delays frequently encountered by pilots.
** For more, check out "Flying Car Receives Special Design Exemptions."
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The Transition took to both the roads and the air for testing in March 2009. For more, check out "Flying Car Receives Special Design Exemptions."
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The small start-up company behind the Transition was founded by a group of MIT graduates in 2006. For more, check out "Flying Car Receives Special Design Exemptions."
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Terrafugia says that, to date, roughly 100 Transition aircraft have been reserved. For more, check out "Flying Car Receives Special Design Exemptions."
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The Transition has been granted an exemption from the FAA allowing it to enter the LSA category with a maximum takeoff weight of 1,430 lbs. The standard limit is 1,320 lbs. For more, see "Flying Car Receives Special Design Exemptions."
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The Transition was also granted additional exemptions from the Department of Transportation, including exemptions from the requirements of advanced airbags, standard automotive glass and traditional automotive tires. For more, check out "Flying Car Receives Special Design Exemptions."
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While an exact price for the Transition has not been set, Terrafugia says it will likely cost around $250,000. For more, check out "Flying Car Receives Special Design Exemptions."
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The Transition is designed to fit in a single car garage with the wings folded For more, check out "[Flying Car Receives Special Design Exemptions.](fits in a single car garage with the wings folded. )"