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The 'Aeromobil' Is The Latest Attempt To Build A Flying Car

08/10/2014 10:58 BST | Updated 08/10/2014 10:59 BST

The flying car is back!

The Aeromobil is a new type of flying car which one inventor from Slovakia hopes can open up isolated communities to the outside world.

Rather than a Back To The Future-style vehicle, the car is instead able to convert itself from a car to a plane.

Here's the pitch:

"Aeromobil is a “flying car” that perfectly makes use of existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes, and opens doors to real door-to-door travel. In terms of automobile configuration, it fits to a standard parking space, its engine enables it to tank at any gas station, it is fully accustomed to road traffic and as a plane it could both take off and land at any airport in the world."

Oddly enough, as the Aeromobil site itself notes, Flying Cars aren't new - they've been around since the 1940s.