Description: Engineers in the Czech Republic have successfully tested their flying bicycle project, F-bike. Instead of an adorable alien, a life-sized dummy sat on the bike seat while the crew used a remote control to pilot the bike around the PVA Expo Center in Prague.
The bicycle was able to lift off, hover, steer and land during its five-minute flight.
F-bike is a joint effort among several tech companies, but is spearheaded by Technodat. When the project first started in the fall of 2011, it was conceived as a high-tech electric bicycle without any flying capability. But the "e-bike" idea was too mundane to be worthy of pursuit, according to F-bike's website.