Wellington: A car, which doubles up as a plane, took-off for the first time in public on Tuesday during the afternoon air show on the first day of EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The prototypes of the car-plane hybrid, Terrafugia Transition, have been displayed at AirVenture for eight years now, but only in 2013 did the vehicle fly and drive in public, Stuff.co.nz reported.
The Massachusetts-based company is hoping to market its drivable airplane to pilots, who detest being grounded by bad weather or have difficulty traveling after they land, the report said.
Richard Gersh , Terrafugia vice president of business development, said that the hybrid provides the convenience of having your car and plane in one package.
He added that the motor-cum-plane would be the next `wow` car.