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Could my 35-year wait for a flying car almost be at an end? This one looks promising.

A prototype flying car has completed a 35-minute flight between international airports in Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia.

The hybrid car-aircraft, AirCar, is equipped with a BMW engine and runs on regular petrol-pump fuel.

Its creator, Prof Stefan Klein, said it could fly about 1,000km (600 miles), at a height of 8,200ft (2,500m), and had clocked up 40 hours in the air so far.

Of course, it comes from Slovakia. In the USSA, something like this, if it worked, would be banned for working in the USSA. As always, I will really believe it when I fly it. BTW, 2,500 meters is high enough to clear almost all peaks in the Tatras.Go, Slovakia!