WELLINGTON: A car, which doubles up as a plane, took-off for the first time in public during the afternoon air show on the first day of EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The prototypes of the car-plane hybrid, Terrafugia Transition, have been displayed at AirVenture for eight years now, but only in 2013 did the vehicle fly and drive in public, Stuff.co.nz reported.
The Massachusetts-based company is hoping to market its drivable airplane to pilots, who detest being grounded by bad weather or have difficulty traveling after they land, the report said.
Richard Gersh, Terrafugia vice president of business development, said that the hybrid provides the convenience of having your car and plane in one package.
He added that the motor-cum-plane would be the next ‘wow’ car.