The Road to Timbuktu - by flying car!
Last week saw the announcement of the possibility of a flying car being in full production and available to the general public but pilot Neil Laughton is already off to Timbuktu in the worlds first bio-fuelled flying car.
The words Timbuktu and flying car in themselves conjure up exciting images put them together and you have the amazing adventure that Laughton has just set out on.
London to Timbuktu by flying car!
The journey will take around 42 days and also highlights the use of bio-fuels as an alternative to fossil fuels.
A team of British adventurers has set out to complete a schoolboy fantasy - journeying for 42 days from London to Timbuktu by "flying car".
Led by pilot Neil Laughton, 45, of West Sussex, the team will make the 3,600-mile trip in a Parajet Skycar - a dune buggy with a fan and paragliding wing.
The Skycar and support team began their epic journey in London's Knightsbridge.
The bio-fuelled flying vehicle was designed by Dorset engineer Giles Cardozo, 29, in less than two years.
The team said it was the "world's first road legal bio-fuelled flying car".