An American company just announced the first flight of its so-called flying car. Could this be the solution to Metro Manila's leg-cramping traffic jam?After six months of testing, aircraft firm Terrafugia, Inc. finally unleashed the wings of Transition, a two-seater propeller plane that can turn into a front-wheel drive car in less than 30 seconds. Terrafugia said Transition, which flies and drives on unleaded gasoline, is just like a regular car on the road as it can run at highway speeds of over 115mph (185kph). "This breakthrough changes the world of personal mobility. Travel now becomes a hassle-free integrated land-air experience. It's what aviation enthusiasts have been striving for since 1918," Terrafugia chief executive Carl Dietrich said in a statement. While it can fit a standard household garage, the Transition needs a general aviation airport for taking off and landing. One is required to get a sport pilot license to fly the Transition. A valid driver's license is also required for those who will use it as a mode of land transportation. Terrafugia said the first Transition will likely be commercially available by 2011.