Traffic jams could soon become a thing of the past thanks to an amateur inventor who has built the worlds first flying motorcycle in his garage. Australian Christopher Malloy ploughed his entire life-savings into the project which took him two and a half years to complete. His futuristic creation - dubbed the Hoverbike - can reach an altitude of 10,000ft and speeds of over 100mph. Fans of the design have already compared Mr Malloys work to the 'speeder bikes from the Stars Wars sequel Return Of The Jedi or the hovering car from Back To The Future. The futuristic prototype has the potential to travel up to 92 miles or for about 45 minutes on one tank of fuel and is expected to come with a hefty price tag of more than 45,000. So far the bike, which weighs 270kgs, has only been tested while tethered to the ground to prevent it flying too high. But plans to test its capabilities without any restrictions are set to go-ahead soon. DM