Groundswell of support for flying car
WHEELS first reported about Terrafugia’s Transition two years ago, and the group of engineering students behind this flying car have not been resting on their laurels since.
Carl Dietrich, founder and CEO, last week thanked the public for the support shown to help bring the Transition to market as a Light Sport Aircraft ( LSA).
In an open letter Dietrich said if the Federal Aviation Administration in the U. S. agrees with the public sentiment, he was confident many more people would be able “to benefit from the increased level of safety and convenience that only the Transition can provide”.
Terrafugia co- founder Samuel Schweighart said the flying car could be ready by next year. The company is based in Boston, where readers of the Boston
Business Journal last year voted the Transition their favourite tech development in 2014, ahead of umbrellas and cupcakes.
The Transition is not the world’s first flying car, but with its automatically folding wings, this one looks ready to go more maintstream than any of its clumsy predecessors.