"We don't know if Lazareth is genuinely intending to test fly this thing," we wrote when we first saw La Moto Volante, "or just present it as a work of art." A new video answers that question pretty comprehensively, as it shows this beast taking off and achieving a stable hover on tethers.
If somebody tells you they're building a flying motorcycle, it's probably appropriate to reply "yeah, right." But if that somebody is jetpack guru David Mayman, it's worth your while listening, because Mayman has some seriously impressive achievements under his belt.
Jetpack Aviation has leap-frogged its own flying car project with the announcement that it's taking pre-orders now on a self-stabilizing, jet turbine-powered flying motorcycle capable of 150 mph speeds, 20 minute endurance and 15,000 ft altitudes.