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Behind this wheel, you can drive AND fly!

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If you ever wanted to drive a car that can fly, here's your chance.  The Transition as it's called is finally ready to fly.

Standing about seven feet tall, seven and a half feet wide and 19 feet long, this two-seat vehicle can not only fly you and a companion somewhere, but when you land you can fold in its wings and drive it to your next destination.

"You drive it like a car. It's got a steering wheel a gas pedal and a brake pedal and you fly it just like a little airplane," Richard Gersh, Terrafugia VP of Business Development.  "A stick comes off the floor, you've got rudder pedals so you have to remember what you're doing - are you driving or are you flying - but the plane knows what it's doing."

The Transition runs on regular gas station premium unleaded fuel.   Its tank holds 23 gallons of gas and driving it gets about 30-35 miles per gallon.  It comes with a hefty price tag of $279,000.

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