GoFly

  • Flying Solo: GoFly Advances Single-Passenger Air Mobility Solutions

    Flying Solo: GoFly Advances Single-Passenger Air Mobility Solutions
    By Nicolas Zart
    Vertiflite, May/June 2019

    GoFly has awarded five teams $50,000 each toward their efforts to develop personal flying devices.

    The $2M GoFly Prize competition has completed its second phase and has so far received more interest than ever...

  • Aviaereo Aereo-bee

    Aereo-bee
    Aviaereo Ltd
    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

    The Aviaereo Aereo-bee is an aircraft being developed in Cambridge, England. It is a team in the GoFly competition.

    The company was formed in October 2018 by Robert Anthony Hart.

    Resources

    Article: Meet the Teams: Get to Know Team Aviaereo, From Cambridge, United Kingdom, GoFlyPrize.com, March...

  • GoFly

    GoFly Hits 40

    GoFly announced on Feb. 6 that 40 teams were officially participating in Phase II (the building phase) of its GoFly Prize competition. On March 26, GoFly will announce the Phase II winners and award $50,000 USD to up to four winning teams. GoFly is awarding $2M in prizes for building the world’s first personal flying device. Electric propulsion is a key enabler for the competition.

  • FanFlyer, Inc. FanFlyer

    FanFlyer
    FanFlyer, Inc.
    Flagstaff, AZ, USA
    www.fanflyer.aero

    FanFlyer Inc.’s vehicle of the same name is a gas-hybrid Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) hoverbike that is a contender in the GoFly competition.

    The vehicle’s gas powered motors drive four ducted fans around an open cockpit seat. The design is derived from ducted fan data accumulated in the 1950s...

  • Electric Jet Aircraft VertiCycle

    VertiCycle
    Electric Jet Aircraft
    Anderson, IN, USA
    www.electricjetaircraft.com

    Electric Jet Aircraft’s VertiCycle is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) hoverbike and a competitor in the GoFly competition.

    The VertiCycle appears to use the same lift motors as the company’s EJ-1 jet pack. The cycle has four duct fans providing a combined 784 lb (356 kg) of...

  • DragonAir Airboard 1 & 2

    Airboard 1 & 2
    DragonAir
    Panama City Beach, Florida, USA

    DragonAir’s Airboard 1 is a one person electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) hoverbike that is part of the GoFly competition. The team includes Jeff Elkins who is the creator and designer, and began working on his eVTOL aircraft in 2015. Mariah Cain is the co-designer, pilot and project manager. Ray...

  • X-Aero X-Craft

    X-Craft
    X-Aero
    Melbourne, Australia
    www.x-aero.com.au

    The X-Aero X Craft is a one person hoverbike that is part of the GoFly competition.

    The X-Craft has an open cockpit. It uses six electric motors. On either side are forward and aft pusher...

  • EosFlight

    Unnamed
    EosFlight
    London, U.K.
    www.eosflight.com

    EosFlight is working on a vehicle and has been included in the Boeing GoFly competition. There is little information of EosFlight. One image suggests a fixed wing aircraft with twin tractor-pushed props inside a wing/stabilizer assembly.

    Eos was the goddess of the dawn and EosFlight says it chose its name to represent...

  • Electric Jet Aircraft EJ-1

    EJ-1
    Electric Jet Aircraft
    Anderson, Indiana, USA
    www.electricjetaircraft.com/

    The EJ-1 was a submission for Boeing's GoFly prize, which built off of 11 years of development by Electric Jet Aircraft on a gas-powered Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) concept.

    The jetpack has a base weight of 31 kg. With a thrust of 178 kg it can lift a pilot of up to 131 kg (300 lbs) for 2-14...

  • GoFly

    GoFly Enters Phase II

    GoFly Enters Phase II

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    Vertiflite, July/August 2018

    The goal of the GoFly Prize is to foster the development of safe, quiet, ultra-compact, near-VTOL personal flying devices capable of flying twenty miles while carrying a single person....