An aeronautical engineer presents a new twist on the ol' flying car: the road-ready airplane
Even though you'll park it IN your garage, drive it to your nearest airstrip, and pilot it to your destination, don't think of the Transition as a flying car. Carl Dietrich, the MIT aeronautical-engineering graduate student who is designing the vehicle, prefers the term "roadable aircraft"meaning a plane that drives, not a car that flies. "We try to steer away from The Jetsons," Dietrich says. "It's a step in that direction, but a baby step."