The Flying Contraption is the prototype of the Grand Flying Contraption. The Professor used this invention to fly to places. It first appeared in "Several Leagues Above the Sea!" when Flapjack and Bubbie were talking about birds. However, it crashed, and after a few minutes it got caught on fire.
The Flying Contraption looks like a bicycle, with pedals to keep it up in the air. It also had a hot air balloon just like its successor. It also had a single seat to support a passenger during flight.
The engine stopped as the Professor crashed to Stormalong Harbor, after has the few minutes it caught on fire.