A super lightweight, 18-foot flying saucer was orbiting Earls Court, West London, on January 25.
Unfortunately for UFO-spotters, it broke with tradition, containing no little green men and no flashing lights, and it did not bank and scoot off as soon as it was spotted. However, the craft is saucer-shaped and it does fly with remarkable agility at up to 400 feet -- so qualifying as a flying saucer.
It is one of a range of "Hystars" planned to go into production in Britain this year. The Hystar 101 is filled with helium and uses a reversible fan propeller at its centre to climb and drop. Eight propellers on its rim direct it forwards, backwards, sideways and enable it to spin.
These flying machines are the brainchild of a Canadian businessman and theme park designer, George Nankovich, who claims that within 18 months he will have produced a 140ft model to carry 20 passengers at speeds up to 55 knots and at 10,000 ft altitude.
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