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The Transition – a street legal airplane

sportaircraft  The Transition – a street legal airplane

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The Transition®

The Transition® by Terrafugia: simply land at the airport, fold your wings up and drive home.

Every pilot faces uncertain weather, rising costs, and ground transportation hassles on each end of the flight. The Transition® combines the unique convenience of being able to fold its wings with the ability to drive on any surface road in a modern personal airplane platform. Stowing the wings for road use and deploying them for flight at the airport is activated from inside the cockpit. This unique functionality addresses head-on the issues faced by today’s Private and Sport Pilots.

Terrafugia’s award-winning MIT-trained engineers have been advancing the state-of-the-art in personal aircraft since 2006. Now you can streamline your flying experience with the revolutionary integration of personal land and air travel made possible by the Transition® Roadable Aircraft.

Source:  Terrafugia

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Highway Aerocar

leigh aerosystems high road personal sport plane

leigh aerosystems high road personal sport plane

The key flight operational and performance goals are summarized as follows:

- FAA certification for instrument flight operations
- 100LL fuel
- 180 mph cruise speed at 15,000 ft.
- 20,000 ft ceiling
- 500 mile range

Projected road performance is:

- 25 mpg fuel consumption
- 500 mile range

High Road has successfully completed initial wind tunnel tests at the San Diego Air and Space Museum 12 ft tunnel and detailed mechanical and structural design is underway.

Source:  Leigh Aero Systems

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