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IPFS News Link • Transportation: Air Travel

World's First Flying Motorcycle Aces Successful Test Run

• Nerdist

Your dad doesn't have to be Daedalus for you to know about the dangers of flying too close to the Sun. But the sad tale of Icarus is worth keeping in mind as you read this story. Because as cool as it sounds, taking a flying motorcycle 15,000 feet in the sky sounds like the start of a modern myth. Especially when it can reach speeds of 300 miles per hour.

Jetpack Aviation's "The Speeder" (which we first learned about at DesignTAXI) is a sci-fi dream made a reality. It's like Star Wars speeders crossed with a Jet Ski and a helicopter. Featuring four turbojet engines, the 231-pound machine can run on kerosene or diesel fuel. It's also fully stabilized and features a fly-by-wire. And now it's ready to hit the market.


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