Joe pointed to this. The Transition seems to me to be one of the most desirable of the various "flying car" varieties I've seen so far. Little, cute, simple, workable. Not super-economical though in purchase, "anticipated purchase price" is $194,000. Amazingly specific given that it'll be two years before they can deliver. Maybe it'll be $193,000 or $196,000. :-)
I have a strong feeling this thing can take off from almost any road with a 100m stretch. I also have a feeling the authorities really wouldn't like that! And I have a feeling it would be a hard temptation to resist.
This is a attempt to get the best of two worlds. Ground transportation and flying.
You can think of a airplane as a time machine. It can compress the time required to travel.
I can fly to Ocracoke NC in about two and a half hours. The drive time to it is eight hours.
Flying I can treat this as a day trip, go down in the morning and back home the same afternoon. This would not be possible in a car.
The draw back in doing this is there is no transportation available when you get there.
I have done this trip with my wife and taken bicycles. This limits the sight seeing to how good your physical condition is.
The flying car is a dream for now but someday who knows...
(Look at this article. He actually claims that the Transition will take off vertically with thrusters. How lazy and careless can a reporter be?)