testing at Lawrence Municipal Airport, North Andover,
With the completion of high-speed taxi
testing in Plattsburgh, New York this past December, the
proof-of-concept Transition "roadable" aircraft from
Terrafugia could very well become airborne in the near future, says CEO/CTO
and co-founder, Carl Dietrich.
"We are not saying when or where the
test flight will be other than very general terms," he said this
week. "We do expect first flight to happen probably sometime in
February. That would be our best guess at this point."
The Transition is a new take on an
age-old concept: a practical flying car. It features a Rotax 912S
engine, and electric folding wing for easy storage, front wheel drive,
and is being built as a light-sport aircraft. Learn more at www.terrafugia.com.
Dietrich added that the Terrafugia team
would again have an exhibit at EAA AirVenture 2009 this summer, July
27-August 2. Depending on where they're at in the testing program, an
Oshkosh flight demonstration is not out of the question.
"Certainly, that would be great," he said. "We're
definitely interested; it's certainly something we like to participate