Report: Terrafugia flying car to start production by end of year

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Terrafugia Transition flying car

Terrafugia Transition flying car – Click above for high-res image gallery

Terrafugia, the Massachusetts-based flying car company, has announced that it is one step closer to putting a road-and-air-going flying car in your driveway. A suitable production facility has been located in Woburn, MA, just down the road from the company’s headquarters. A story posted on states that production could begin within three months, and that Terrafugia plans to hire 50 skilled workers over a period of three years. Extensive testing will begin on two prototypes – one will focus on flight behavior while the other will stick to the ground. If that’s the case, three months seems pretty optimistic.

Regardless, we are getting closer to realizing many a young person’s dream. A flying car evokes romantic visions of picking up a date then soaring through the clouds. Sure, the styling of the Terrafugia Transition is a cross between a PT Cruiser and a Paul Walker Pep Boys special, and yes, we are also aware that the skies will eventually become clogged with traffic and flying down the Air-405 will be a nightmare. Still, it’s not often you get to see a childhood fantasy come to life.

Gallery: Terrafugia Transition – First Flight

[Source: USA Today]

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