Terrafugia flying car ready for take-off at last
Video: Drivers will need only 20 hours' flying time to gain a licence
This Thunderbirds-esque creation has been touted as a vision of the future. It is the first car-plane hybrid that is both road legal and classed as a light aircraft.
Its status as a light aircraft is the important bit as it means one would only need 20 hours of flying time as a pilot to get the required license.
With the flying car about to go into production, religious fanatics upset at the lack of an apocalypse at the turn of the millennium can reset their watches. Think of the carnage if even a small proportion of the nine million Londoners take to the skies to avoid rush hour traffic in one of these contraptions. ·
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