A Sport Pilot license is needed to fly it. This requires a minimum of 20 hours of flight time and passing a simple practical test in the aircraft. You will also need a valid driver's license for use on the ground. Terrafugia will provide familiarization training to every customer.
The Transition® has the advantage of modern engines, composite materials, and computer-based avionics. Terrafugia’s philosophy is to design a vehicle for pilots that brings additional ground capability to an airplane instead of attempting to make a car fly.
The anticipated base purchase price is $279,000.
First delivery is scheduled for late 2012.
Roughly 100 aircraft have been reserved, representing an order backlog of over $25 million. Refundable airframe reservations are currently being accepted to hold a place in production. We are currently marketing to pilots and to people willing to become pilots to use the Transition®. All sorts of people have placed reservations, from retired couples planning to travel to independent business people with clients spread over a large geographic area.
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