The Flying Inflatable Boat

By: Megan Facciuolo - Published: • References: & wherecoolthingshappen
Who knew you could fly and float in one sitting? Thanks to the Flying Inflatable Boat (also known as the FlyingDuck) you can.

By incorporating the popular Rigid Inflatable Boat with their wings, Italian hang-glider manufacturing giant, Polaris, has allowed boaters to take flight on one of the largest runways possible-- the ocean.

Whether the FlyingDuck is used for work or leisure, Polaris innovators have been working on the model for over a decade to ensure anyone can conduct it safely. They have been used by the U.S Navy, accessorized to mega-yachts and used as an attraction on vacation resorts. It is equipped for a two-man flight and accommodates four with its easily removable wings. Today, Polaris claims you can learn to fly with only 10-15 hours of training.

Two men in Italy have reached a height of 500 metres and speeds of around 50 knots. Watch the video to see the hybrid hype for yourself.

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