Flight Testing

  • Kitty Hawk eVTOL Heaviside photo released on October 3, 2019, USA.

    Kitty Hawk Heaviside

    HeavisideKitty Hawk CorporationMountain View, California, USAwww.kittyhawk.aero

    On October 3, 2019, Kitty Hawk revealed they’ve been secretly working for two (2) years on an electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft called Heaviside (HVSD). The aircraft was named after the English self-taught electrical engineer, mathematician, and physicist,...

  • Elroy Air cargo only, hybrid-electric VTOL flying, side view, USA.

    Elroy Air Chapparral

    Chapparral Elroy AirSan Francisco, California, USAwww.elroyair.com

    Elroy Air
    was founded in 2016 by Dave Merrill and Clint Cope in Novemer 2016 to explore aerial
    applications which could be serviced by a large UAV aircraft. According to
    Forbes magazine, Elroy Air by February 2019 had succeeded in raising at total
    of $9.2 million U.S. dollars and has a target date of 2020, to...

  • NEC Corporation eVTOL flying car testbed.

    NEC eVTOL Testbed

    eVTOL TestbedNEC CorporationAbiko, Chiba Prefecture, Japanwww.nec.com

    NEC Corporation has developed an electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) testbed aircraft to help development autonomous management systems for eVTOL aircraft. NEC stated that the much larger eVTOL aircraft fly differently than small drones and they need a full-size eVTOL...

  • WatFly Atlas eVTOL aircraft, University of Waterloo, Canada.

    WatFly Atlas

    Atlas WatFlyUniversity of WaterlooWaterloo, Ontario, Canadawww.watfly.ca

    WatFly is a student design team at the University of Waterloo (Canada) and is making a one (1) passenger autonomous long-duration electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft called the Atlas, is designed for personal urban air transit.

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  • PAL-V Personal Air and Land Vehicle Liberty Model car gyrocopter, The Netherlands 2019.

    PAL-V International Liberty

    PAL-V Liberty Pioneer and PAL-V Liberty SportPAL-V International B.V.Raamsdonksveer, North Brabant, The Netherlandswww.pal-v.com

    The initial idea for the a Personal Air and Land Vehicle (PAL-V) happened when the Co-Founder John Bakker started flying in 1999. Then in 2008 the company PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle) was founded by Robert Dingemanse and...

  • Neo Aeronautics Crimson S8 VTOL Singapore April 2019

    Neo Aeronautics Crimson S8

    Crimson S8NEO Aeronautics Singaporewww.neo-aeronautics.com

    NEO Aeronautics, founded by Neo Kok Beng, is a innovation-driven technology company with a vision to empower individuals and communities for personal urban mobility. The company invested just over $145,000.00 USD into the development of the Crimson S8 VTOl aircraft and is open to external...

  • 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 Brandes is the design specialist and he is also an an...

  • Jetson Aero Speeder

    Speeder
    Jetson Aero
    Poznan, Poland

    The Jetson Speeder is a one-man piloted electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) hoverbike that has carried out manned test flights, first in Tuscany, Italy, and then in Poznan, Poland. The company was founded in October 2017.

    The Speeder is a proof of concept construct with an aluminum frame and eight 18 hp (13.4 kW) electric motors and propellers vertically stacked in pairs in an H...

  • Beta Technologies Ava XC

    Ava XC
    Beta Technologies, Inc.
    South Burlington, Vermont, USA
    www.beta.team

    Beta Technologies, founded by entrepreneur Kyle Clark, is developing an eVTOL aircraft; the technology demonstrator is dubbed the "Ava XC." The company is one of several electric VTOL companies receiving funding from Martine Rothblatt's United Therapeutics.

    Although eVTOL.news had reported on articles in Fall 2018, Beta truly unveiled its vehicle,...

  • ElectraFly ElectraFlyer

    ElectraFlyer
    ElectraFly
    Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
    www.electrafly.com

    ElectraFly’s ElectraFlyer is a single person hybrid electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) multicopter that will be used as a hover or personal flying device.

    The ElecraFlyer has four horizontal electrically powered propellers above the passenger’s head. They do not have enough vertical thrust to lift the 34 kg vehicle and its additional...