"Chris Malloy claims his flying machine, which is ridden like a bike but has horizontal propellers instead of wheels, will reach altitudes of up to 3,000m (10,000ft) and speeds of more than 270kph (170mph).
But the 32-year-old's creation has so far remained tethered just a few metres off the ground.
"I am still ground testing at the moment, only because I'm not 100 per cent sure what will happen so the straps are there to cover the unknown!" he said.
Although I lol'd at the fact he hasn't actually ridden it yet - I'm so fuckin excited about this. I've wanted one of these since I was like 7 or something and, sniff, the reality is just round the corner!