Bon voyage! French man flies dune buggy across the English channel




A French pilot crossed the English Channel today in a flying car that looks part dune buggy, part paraglider.

Bruno Vezzoli launched his machine down a wartime airfield near Calais.

"I would say that the biggest risk, just like with any engine-powered machine, would be a breakdown," Vezzoli told Reuters TV as he made his pre take-off checks. "Usually you land on the ground, but in this case we would have to do a sea-landing."

Vezzoli landed safely 59 km away in Dover. 

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