No cats were harmed returning to the mothership.
The Aerofex Hover vehicle – a ‘proof of concept craft’ from Californian manufcturer Aerofex. Test limited to 15 feet vertical height and 30mph, but supposedly capable of a lot more:
Aerofex’s design originates back to the 1960s, but their model is different since they have managed to fix the previous issues of stability and roll overs with a new mechanical system that consists is controlled by two bars at the knee level that allow the vehicle to respond to the pilot’s leaning movements and natural sense of balance. “Think of it as lowering the threshold of flight, down to the domain of ATV’s (all-terrain vehicles),” commented Mark De Roche, founder of Aerofex and an aerospace engineer.