Carl Dietrich transitions from Terrafugia

Dr. Carl Dietrich is leaving Terrafugia for parts unknown. It was a small post on Linkedin from Dietrich saying that after thirteen years he was leaving Terrafugia. Dietrich's Terrafugia was the first flying car that I reported on that was FAA certified. Carl Dietrich stepping down from Terrafugia From Terrafugia inception to Geely [...]

By |2019-03-21T12:31:28-07:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Terrafugia|Tags: |0 Comments

Terrafugia to operate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)

Terrafugia's vision for TF-X Terrafugia Inc. is excited to announce a significant milestone in the TF-X™ development program: the FAA has authorized Terrafugia to operate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in the TF-X™ configuration for research and development (R&D) purposes. The TF-X™, Terrafugia's vision for the future of personal transportation, is a four-seat, hybrid electric, [...]

By |2019-03-21T11:41:34-07:00December 4th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Terrafugia|Tags: , |0 Comments

First Flying Car with No Pilot License Required

Terrafugia in the Big Apple We've seen the Terrafugia transition at the New York auto show. Now Terrafugia is bringing out TF-X, a flying car that, according to Terrafugia, should take an average driver no more than five hours to learn how to safely operate. From Terrafugia's website Safety Operating a TF-X vehicle should be [...]

By |2020-06-02T14:51:53-07:00August 15th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Terrafugia|0 Comments

Dr. Carl Dietrich, founder, CEO and CTO, of the Terrafugia Transition

The wings on the plane go up and down, up and down Dr. Carl Dietrich, founder, CEO and Chief Technical Officer, of the Terrafugia Transition, does a walk-around with Lou Ann Hammond. Driven to Fly: Bumpers, crumple zones, parachutes, side view mirrors, even an independent front suspension is on the Terrafugia. Go inside the Terrafugia [...]

2012 Terrafugia Transition at the NYIAS on Driving the Nation

Dr. Carl Dietrich, CEO, Terrafugia Transition talked to Lou Ann Hammond at the New York auto show. Hammond has interviewed the owners of the Aerocar, a 1958 flying car, driving airplane. What is the difference between the aerocar and the Terrafugia Transition? How long does it take to convert from car to airplane and back [...]