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.