Washington: If you ever had the dream of flying in a car, then that day might not be far when your dream will soon turn into a reality. Yes, you read it right, the world’s first flying car that can travel at 100 miles per hour and fly up to 10,000 feet has received an official clearance for take-off by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) in the USA.
The FAA granted the Terrafugia Transition ‘roadable aircraft’ a Special Light-Sport Aircraft airworthiness certificate which meant that the aircraft meets the standards for the flight. Even though it isn’t quite allowed on the road just yet, but that day is expected to come pretty soon.
As per a Daily Mail report, the flight-only version of the craft is now available to pilots and flight schools, though it will be another year or so before its car components are ‘street legal’ – it still needs to meet road safety standards.
Chinese-owned Terrafugia has issued a statement that those interested in taking the craft for a spin will need both a driver’s license and a sport pilot’s certificate.