Flying car impresses aviation enthusiasts as it completes maiden flight

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Flying car impresses aviation enthusiasts as it completes maiden flight

A flying car – that admittedly resembles more of an airplane than the saloon it supposedly embodies on the road - has made aviation history by soaring across the skies for 20 minutes during its first public presentation.

Massachusetts-based firm Chas has created the winged vehicle that is said to cost around £200,00 but could be made available to customer as early as 2015.

The Terrafugia Transition has been seven years in the making, undergoing a rigorous programme of testing, development and safety assessments but it has all paid off as the flying car not only handles the road but also the air.

The vehicle is strictly a two-seater, with enough space for luggage but runs on standard unleaded petrol. When not in the air, the wings fold up so it can be driven on the road.

Transition is considered to be a light sports plane by the U.S Federal Aviation Administration, as well as being a road car.

Owners will have to have pilot's licenses, and will need to pass a test, plus complete 20 hours of flying time to be able to fly the car.

Take a look at the video below and witness the amazing flying car in action...