Many before have attempted the seemingly impossible task of building a practical flying car, but still nothing is available on the market. This is now feasible for the first time in aviation history.
The Parajet Skycar Mk1 (prototype) was the first, two seater, high performance, road legal, bio-fuelled flying car capable of providing rally car performance on and off-road, and light aircraft performance after just a few minutes of preparation.
In January 2009 the Parajet Skycar expedition team, led by former British army officer Neil Laughton and Skycar inventor Gilo Cardozo, successfully completed its inaugural flight, an incredible journey from the picturesque surroundings of London to Tombouctou.
Supported by an experienced team of overland adventurers using an assortment of all-terrain vehicles including, 4x4’s, off-road motorbikes and a specialist 8x8 truck to carry supplies, bio-fuel and water, the 42-day expedition travelled through France, Spain and Morocco, and then across the Sahara by way of Mauritania and Mali, before returning home via Senegal - an intrepid maiden voyage of some 6000 km.
Alongside the inhospitable terrain and challenging weather conditions, the team were warned about the threat of kidnap in volatile parts of Africa and the possibility of negotiating minefields in Mauritania.