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Up, up and away! World's first flying scooter floats over Dongguan02:29

Up, up and away! World's first flying scooter floats over Dongguan

China, Dongguan
August 19, 2018 at 13:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chinese inventor Deli Zhao took to the skies above Dongguan aboard his latest creation - a flying scooter.

After two years in the works and countless unmanned flights, Zhao finally managed to get airborne on the scooter, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

Zhao said he dreamed of "[flying] into the sky riding a motorbike" as a child, which served as his inspiration and motivation for the project.

The inventor tested the scooter more than 1500 times since he began the project in 2016.

After its first successful manned flight, Zhao hopes he can bring the scooter into the world market.

Up, up and away! World's first flying scooter floats over Dongguan02:29
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Chinese inventor Deli Zhao took to the skies above Dongguan aboard his latest creation - a flying scooter.

After two years in the works and countless unmanned flights, Zhao finally managed to get airborne on the scooter, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

Zhao said he dreamed of "[flying] into the sky riding a motorbike" as a child, which served as his inspiration and motivation for the project.

The inventor tested the scooter more than 1500 times since he began the project in 2016.

After its first successful manned flight, Zhao hopes he can bring the scooter into the world market.

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