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"The idea I want to push next is that the United States should make Siberia a Protectorate. Pay the Russians off a hundred, two hundred billion dollars and simply run Siberia in an ecologically responsible way."
- Gregory Benford

Air Scooter  
  A flying personal vehicle.  

As far as I know, the first use of this phrase.

The photoelectric scanner picked up his shadow, swung the door smoothly open. Inside he saw the trim lines of his two-seater air scooter. He could be at the rocketport in twenty minutes...
Technovelgy from Space Double, by Nat Schachner.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1940
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