Like many of you, I have always asked: "When will the day come when our cars are able to fly?" Imagine needing to go to Baton Rouge or New Orleans, and you simply hop into your plane-car hybrid car and bam you are there. Well that scenario may be closer than we think. Last month, the National Highway Safety Administration granted the Transition Roadable Aircraft a series of special exemptions which has effectively made the plane-car hybrid street legal.

The Transition was developed by a team of MIT-trained researchers for the company Terrafugia. The two-seater is able to morph from a car to a plane in about 30 seconds. It also runs on regular unleaded gas, instead of more expensive rocket fuel.

The flying car will run for about $250,000.  Terrafugia estimates it will be available to the public by the end of 2012.

Imagine seeing one of these type "vehicles" on the roadways of Acadiana. Do you follow it, or do you get of its way? And more importantly, are the average citizens responsible enough to "man" this type of futuristic vehicle?