Remember Star Wars? The cool Landspeeder bike that Luke Skywalker used in the forrest in “Return of the Jedi”?
You might be soon able to buy such a bike. California’s Aerofex Corporation posted this video of their craft skimming above the desert surface.
The Aerofex hover bike is powered by two giant ducted fans, and has (so far) travelled at speeds up to 50km/hour.
The company plans to fly a second version of its vehicle in October, and also prepare an unmanned drone version for flight testing by the end of 2013.
They are busy working on it. So it might take a while until you really can buy it.
Check out their website http://www.aerofex.com/developmentplatform.asp