This design, from Trans Air Systems, Inc.
is a structurally enclosed flying motorcycle. The TAS-102 has a canard aircraft
configuration, and in appearance is somewhat reminiscent of the Waterman Aerobile
of the 1930's.
It has retractable outriggers (like bicycle
training wheels) for balance while standing, and while moving at slow speeds
on the ground. For highway operations, it is propelled by a standard motorcycle
engine and drive train. A separate aircraft engine provides the power required
for flight. While not yet confirmed, the engine will likely be an O-360 or
comparable. Because of the visibility requirements of highway operation, the
machine is a pusher, with the propeller in the back of the vehicle, away from
the operator's field of view.