An Australian former helicopter pilot in his garage invented the world’s first flying motorcycle
In a garage in Sydney, 32-year-old former helicopter pilot, Chris Malloy, completed this project by using a carbon-fiber airframe and a BMW engine, which spent all his savings and two and a half years.
This flying motorcycle called "Hoverbike" weighs about 270 kg and is able to fly at an altitude up to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters), speed of more than 100 miles (160.93 km) per hour. The basic principle of Hoverbike is similar to Boeing’s Chinook helicopter.
The fans of Hoverbike compared it to the “speeder bikes” in the film Star Wars sequel Return Of The Jedi. This prototype on full tank of fuel can fly 92 miles (148.06 kilometers) or about 45 minutes,
Currently, the prototype needs to be tethered to the ground on the low flight test, but soon it will test without restrictions. The price is expected to more than 45,000 pounds (about $71,900) when it’s available in market.