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Flying Car

Filed under: Breaking News,Business,Innovations — Tags: , , — Positronic Dave @ 3:42 pm June 30, 2010

There’s a Flying Car. No sh**! We here at blogosaurusstampede were raving, just yesterday, about the Tesla Electric Car, as if that were proof of a possible future full of cool things like (for instance) flying cars and jet-packs and what do we see in the news feed today? A story about a flying car. well, just Narn my Vorlon and call me a secret Babylon 5 geek, why dontcha. A Flying car… Jesus wept over a beautiful machine…

Terrafugia Transition Flying Car

Take a gander at the Terrafugia Transition, the Flying car. This is so cool, I have to thank Jesus for a moment… Ok, I’m good.

The inventors have described the Terrafugia craft as a drive-able aircraft.. bullsh**! It’s a flying car! let us not be afraid to dream big here, folks. It’s sleek, it moves through the air at over 100mph, with a range of almost 500 miles. it’s a flying car. All you need is a standard garage in which to store the foldable-winged craft… that an a driveway one-third of a mile long and about $200,000+ to drop on the initial cost (sales tax not included) registration, insurance, parachute and FAA Membership costs, driveway expansion overhead… etc. Better make that a cool $500,000 so you can cover all that and have some pocket money for tolls and snacks. Hey, does it have an option to transition it for space flight? Just asking…

The FAA has even acknowledged the 3/4 of a ton flying car as a “light sport” aircraft, which requires a mere 20 hours of flight-time to qualify to drive… er, pilot… whatever. All I want to know is this: when will my editors buy me one of these so I can properly research this story? I don’t ask for my own flying car dreams, but for the very Spirit of Journalism… Ok, I’m lying