SoloTrek is a new kind of flying machine that you strap on and fly. This compact aircraft lets you takeoff vertically and land literally anywhere. Using readily available fuel, SoloTrek can hover for up to 2 hours, reach speeds of up to 70 knots, and traverse distances of up to 120 nautical miles.
It weighs 325 pounds and has so far succeeded in making a 19 second test flight (which is better than the Wright Brothers did on their first try). ?We have to walk before we can run,? says inventor Michael Moshier, who is a former Navy pilot and aerospace engineer. ?We?re getting more confident, and not yet taking it too far before we get too comfortable.?