French flying car crosses Channel

It sounds like a cross between Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang and Around the World in 80 Days, but a French man has driven - and flown - from Paris to London in a single vehicle

It may sound like science-fiction, or a stunt-man’s dream, but for several years French company Vaylon has been busy taking the fantasy of a flying car into the realm of reality. Their Pégase all-terrain buggy is also a micro-light aircraft, capable of take-off and landing on almost any surface. 

Before anyone would take it seriously, the Vaylon Pégase had to complete the symbolic mission that, for more than a century, has been the arbiter of all new airborne prototypes: the Channel crossing. It was this route that French aviator Louis Blériot chose for his solo flight in 1909, risking a fall into freezing waters if he failed. Thus on June 13, Vaylon’s test pilot, Bruno Vezzoli, piloted ...

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