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It's hard to keep [down / up] with technology these days. The latest example of science [faction / fiction] becoming science fact is a flying car. For [decays / decades] , we have watched movies about a future with flying cars. This week, journalists saw a [real / really] one in flight. A prototype flying AirCar [competed / completed] a test flight between two cities in Slovakia. The car flew [between / among] a regional airport and an airport in the capital city Bratislava. The 90km journey took 35 minutes to complete. AirCar is [at / from] a company called Klein Vision. A [founder / flounder] of the company said: "AirCar is no longer just a proof [of / to] concept." He added: "Flying at 2,500 metres at a speed of 185kph, it has turned science fiction into a [reality / real] ."

AirCar is a road-legal car that [transfers / transforms] into an aircraft in less than three minutes. AirCar CEO Professor Stefan Klein flew and landed the vehicle [on / at] its recent test flight. After landing at Bratislava Airport, he pushed [once / one] button to transform the aircraft [onto / into] a sports car. He then drove it into [town / downtown] Bratislava on the city's streets. He described the flight as "normal" and "very [pleasant / peasant] ". His company is working on a new, more [powerfully / powerful] model called AirCar Prototype 2. This will have a [much / many] more powerful engine that is capable [to / of] a cruising speed of 300kph and a range of 1,000 kilometers. The newer model will also be a four-seater as opposed to the two-seater that was [recently / recent] tested.

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