WATCH: Detroit Auto Show president takes hoverbike for a flight around City Airport

The Detroit Auto Show is all about showcasing what's next. At this year's show, that means flying vehicles.

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Show president Thad Szott hopped on a XTurismo hoverbike at Coleman A. Young International Airport.

"Very smooth, very comfortable, soft landing" he said. 

The XTurismo is essentially a drone that carries humans. It is controlled not by the rider but by a person with a remote control. 

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It can stay airborne for about an hour and reach speeds of 60 mph.