Terrafugia

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by NHWannabe, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. NHWannabe

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    Was holding short at KASH for a flight of two aircraft on final, as they got closer I realized it was the Terrafugia flying car. Didn't have time to get my phone to take a pic in time. It was pretty cool watching it land having only seen them do high speed taxi testing.
     
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  2. iamtheari

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    You posted on POA (Pictures Or All-will-ridicule-you-for-not-getting-pictures) to say that you didn't get pictures? Bold move, Cotton...

    What did they fly in formation with it? Did it look stable?
     
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    No pics, didn't happen, period.
     
  4. kyleb

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    Flying car. Right.

    Next: Teleportation.
     
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    No picture needed.... likely Peter's Raptor driving around and occasionally bouncing into the air. :happydance:
     
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    Cool.!!!

    I do like tail fins on a car, the bigger the better....

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    Which one did you see.??

    Mine will have this on the back....

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    You guys, I just saw an SR-71 Blackbird do a barrel roll while on approach at Tulsa International! Sorry no pics/video because I couldn't get to my phone. :)
     
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    Ya, about as likely as @Dave Theisen actually showing up for a PoA fly in event...:D
     
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    That was me!
     
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    Ouch! For the record, I’ve made the first two Kentucky fly-ins and will be there again this year.
     
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    This guy was on final in front of me last week. Took a closer look. No plane, it was a large rectangular cloth shaped object he was sitting on. A flying .......? Sorry, no pictures.
     
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    Apparently you're required to post pictures on this thread..."or it didn't happen". ;)
     
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    To defend NHWannabe, I have seen it flying around Nashua as well.
     
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    That makes sense, since there flight test operations are based in Nashua.
     
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    I know posting without pics is verboten but it was still pretty cool to see. It was one Terrafugia flying car and a Cessna that I will describe as a "chase" plane.

    I'll be sure to have my phone nearby next time.
     
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    Well if you can find the N number, maybe we can verify on Flighaware!
     
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    Stephen Poole Pre-takeoff checklist

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    The Cessna 172 chase plane is N981TW. No info on the Transition.
     

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    ECAC used to do the scheduling for them. I believe it is based at KASH.
     
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    um, ECAC is at KBED, isn't it?
     
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    They are also at KASH and KOWD.
     
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    I saw it too and got pics, but screw you guys, I'm not posting. ;)
     
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    Were you behind the Citation?
     
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    I was just kidding, but don't tell these other guys. I was in Laconia today, chances are one of the other planes I rent was there though.
     
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    Cool! Back when I lived in Boston they're the people I flew with

    They have a sizeable fleet at Nashua too actually
     
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    FIFY
     
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    I remember talking with those Terrafugia folks at Sun N fun very early on.... might have been around about the time they were first starting to show the prototype. I had high hopes but serious doubts it would ever go anywhere....
    through the years I thought it looked like they might be progressing & have a real shot at something.... but that first look I had seems like a lifetime ago. Leaves me with the feeling that the idea is going nowhere....

    glad to read that it was out flying though!
     
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    I love the thought of driving my airplane to the airport and spreading its wings, but . . . I don't like the thought of all the damage done by road hazards such as gravel which will only become apparent at the airport.
     
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    Will any body damage have to be fixed by an authorized FAA repair shop.??
     
  30. Brad W

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    yes.... especially considering what the thing would cost!
     
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    All the downsides of a car, combined with all the downsides of an aircraft. Yay!
     
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    And you can't use it as a car, and only barely as an aircraft. Even the Icon floats...
     
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    Was it on leaseback from a YouTubeHero?
     
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    I heard Skunkworks may have had a secret Piper division . . .
     
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    Anyone know how much? Does the engine run in car mode? So many questions.
     
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    Can it do loops and aileron rolls? And if so would it have to be followed by a forced tear filled youtube video for the drama factor? I guess what I am asking is can it handle 2 positive Gs or is it ridiculously fragile.
     
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    Oh yay, here we go again.
     
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    Not to mention corrosion... there's a reason airports don't spread road salt on runways and taxiways...