July 08, 2011, 4:27 PM —
Image credit: Terrefugia
It's rare the Wall Street Journal and British papers (Daily Mail and The Sun) act so giddy about the same story, but that's what the idea of a flying car does to people. Yes, the Terrefugia Transition has gotten regulatory approval to fly and drive in the US.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration really calls this a "roadable aircraft" meaning it's more a plane that taxis really really well than a great car that can fly above traffic jams. But "flying car" sounds so much more James Bond, doesn't it? Maybe that's why our British friends share our excitement.
I live about two miles from a municipal airport, so this would be perfect for me. Now I just need the $10,000 deposit to reserve one of these $200,000 beauties until they become available late next year.
Here's what some readers have to say on the subject: