A French pilot has successfully crossed the English Channel in a flying car called Pegasus.

Bruno Vezzoli launched the machine – which is a combination of a paraglider and an off-road buggy – along an abandoned runway in Calais. He landed safely around 50 minutes later in Dover.

Vezzoli recorded his ambitious journey, which is the latest test flight for Pegasus after making its first in 2014, and posted the video on Facebook.

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Vaylon, the French company behind the development of Pegasus, initially designed the hybrid with the military in mind, with the beneficial mix of being airborne as well as able to navigate difficult terrain on the ground.

Another ambition of the company’s founder, entrepreneur Jerome Dauffy, was to build a machine that could travel around the world in 80 days.

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