A Hybrid Air Vehicle
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The new vehicle set to revolutionise the skies

4 January 2011 Last updated at 09:53 GMT

Imagine a flying machine that can cruise in the air for three weeks without landing - and does not need a runway when it finally comes back to earth.

It may sound like science fiction, but the Hybrid Air Vehicle - which looks like a traditional airship - can land anywhere and on any surface.

Richard Westcott's report features pilot Dave Burns and Gordon Taylor of Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd.