FAA OKs Flying Car

Drive it right to the runway
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 30, 2010 1:40 AM CDT
Updated Jun 30, 2010 6:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Move over, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The FAA has approved a small plane that can also double as a car. Drivers can zip down the road in the two-seat Terrafugia Transition, wings folded, at a respectable 30 miles per gallon. Upon arrival at an airport, the "roadable light sport" aircraft, weighing in at just over 1300 pounds, can be transformed into a flying machine. In the event of inclement weather, it can simply be driven back home. Some 70 customers have already ordered the $194,000 craft, and production will begin soon, reports the Telegraph.

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